DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (July 24, 2013) — With the adjournment of the Oregon legislature for the year, legislation that would have repealed the requirement that retail dealers, nonretail dealers or wholesale dealers sell only gasoline blended with a specified percentage of ethanol died.
The bill, H.B. 3107, did not receive committee consideration, according to the Washington, D.C., staff of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).
Oregon requires that gas sold or offered for sale contain 10 percent ethanol by volume. H.B. 3107 recognized that while the current ethanol mandate does not apply to fuel used in antique vehicles, SEMA said "there has been an inability to obtain unblended gasoline for engines that may be damaged by ethanol."