Virginia seeks exemption to sell ethanol-free fuel

The State of Virginia requested an exemption from the EPA Reformulated Gasoline Program in order to sell ethanol-free gasoline.
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Virginia is seeking approval to sell E-0 gasoline at marinas in Northern Virginia, Richmond-Petersburg and Hampton Roads.

Virginia is seeking approval to sell E-0 gasoline at marinas in Northern Virginia, Richmond-Petersburg and Hampton Roads.

The State of Virginia requested an exemption from the Environmental Protection Agency Reformulated Gasoline Program in order to sell ethanol-free gasoline, or E0, at marinas in northern Virginia, Richmond-Petersburg and Hampton Roads.

E-0 currently is sold in the areas of the state that are not required to sell reformulated gas, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

The request was required by Senate Bill 557, which passed during the 2016 legislative session.

A “qualifying marina” is defined in the bill as one that sells gasoline exclusively to the marine recreational or commercial trade, and says that no ethanol-free gasoline sold by marinas would be used in any road vehicle.

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