WASHINGTON (March 3, 2016) — Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in Pennsylvania contain a percentage of ethanol was approved recently by an overwhelming margin in the state's House of Representatives and now will be sent to the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee for consideration.
Pennsylvania requires that “all gasoline sold or offered for sale to ultimate consumers in this commonwealth must contain at least 10-percent cellulosic ethanol by volume…,” according to the Specialty Equipment Market Association's SEMA Action Network (SAN).
The legislation recognizes that ethanol fuels cause problems with fuel pumps, fuel gauges and other engine performance issues, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used, SEMA said. Current high-performance specialty parts along with pre-model year 2001 cars and parts may be most susceptible to corrosion.
SEMA pointed out that the legislation also acknowledges ethanol has been shown to decrease fuel mileage.
More information is available on the SAN website.