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.