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Missouri's Ethanol Mandate Kicks in Quietly

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - All the gas sold in Missouri must contain a ten percent ethanol blend starting on New Year's Day.

The transition is expected to be a non-event.  Most stations have been selling the blended fuel for at least the past several months because ethanol is cheaper than traditional gasoline.

Ethanol-blended gasoline has become increasingly common nationwide.

Part of the reason rests with a federal standard for alternative fuel production.  More than half the states also have joined the federal government in offering incentives to ethanol producers or retailers.

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