EPA continues study of boutique fuels

As part of the Bush administration’s efforts to reduce price pressures on gasoline and diesel, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Governors’ Boutique Fuels Task Force have begun studying ways of to reduce arguably artificial constraints on fuel supply that result when states and other local jurisdictions demand a specific formulation.

On May May 12, EPA staff conducted a technical briefing for the task force explaining the current fuel regulations related to boutique fuels and how that impact the flexibility of the fuel supply and distribution. This week, the task force is scheduled to convene advocates and industry officials regarding the fuel situation.

“I look forward to the presentations of these vital stakeholders as the task force works to meet the president’s goal of advancing the nation’s energy security, economic well-being and environmental health,” said EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson.