The impact of this new gasoline formulation is far reaching: dubbed E15, it is a major concern for gasoline retailers and petroleum marketers since it will require all new dispensing equipment, underground storage tanks and piping that will be compatible. Underwriters Laboratory (UL) will not recertify existing equipment.
Additionally, E15 is not approved to be used in vehicles built before 2001. Older lawnmowers, chainsaws, snowblowers, weed wackers, boats and other small engine devices will also be affected. Motorsport and motorcross teams as well as vintage car owners: be forewarned!
Another concern is liability: when a motorist in a self-serve state pumps the wrong fuel into their vehicle, who is responsible for damages?
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