Low gas prices open loophole

By | January 12, 2009
The falling price of gasoline has made it possible for some Missouri fuel retailers to bypass the state's renewable fuel standard and supply customers with regular gasoline rather than E10. The state's renewable fuel standard requires that E10 be sold when the price of the ethanol-blended fuel is equal to or less than the price of unblended gasoline. The price trigger takes effect at the terminal level, meaning the trigger is only applicable if the price of standard gasoline at the terminal is less expensive than E10.