More fuel distribution delays in store

Wilson, Charles E.
May 2006
Bulk Transporter;May2006, Vol. 68 Issue 11, p6
The article focuses on the causes of delays in fuel distribution across the U.S. During the switch to ethanol from methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), some petroleum terminals have closed and transports and drivers were tied up at long lines at other terminals. Prompting the switch to ethanol were environmental reasons since MTBE has been found to contaminate groundwater. In some areas , ethanol is not moved in pipelines due to water absorption concerns.


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