Burridge, Elaine
November 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;11/27/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 45, p35
Trade Publication
This article focuses on methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and the MTBE market. About 95% of MTBE has been used as an octane booster and oxygenate in gasoline. In Europe, there is a switch from MTBE production to ethyl tertiary butyl ether using bioethanol to take advantage of government subsidies. The MTBE market is experiencing significant change. The phase-out of MTBE in the U.S. has wiped out European exports to the region, and is creating new trade flows.


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