Fuels News

The latest news on petroleum, diesel and alternative fuel retailing

Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota fuel activity

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The use of ethanol in Iowa is soaring as the state launches an initiative that will require that all gasoline retailers make their equipment compatible with the latest generation of ethanol: fuel that is 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline. Station managers will have two years to ensure...

Lawmakers abandon liability shield to help clear way for passing energy bill

WASHINGTON -- House and Senate conferees abandoned giving makers of the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) liability protection against environmental lawsuits on Sunday, removing the major roadblock to enactment of broad energy legislation, reported the Associated Press. Senate...

House GOP proposes industry pay $11.4 billion for MTBE cleanup; would nullify most suits

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Friday proposed an $11.4 billion fund, about a third coming from the oil industry, to pay for cleanup of water systems contaminated by the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), hoping to clear the way for passage of a broad energy bill. The...

Experts dispute officials' allegations in Florida.
Mo. AG asks Ag Dept. to order station owner to meet standards
Several problems alleged
Borough council looking at full-serve issue again
A recent spike in driveoffs at Topeka, Kansas-area gas stations has prompted new discussions about doing more to prevent the gas-and-go crimes there.
Bronson seeks records of 22 RaceTrac stations in expanding Dennis gouging probe
Bronson's gas price gouging probe widens; shortages rumored.