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Senate amends ethanol bill to match House bill's repealing requirement

Critics of SB 320 and HB 4001, which would repeal a state requirement that gasoline contain ethanol, point to the availability of gasoline not containing ethanol as a reason for not passing the legislation. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

A Senate bill dealing with blended gasoline was amended on Tuesday to again repeal the state's requirement that the motor fuel contain ethanol.

A 2008 energy law required gasoline sold in Florida to contain about 10 percent ethanol with a variety exemptions including for fuels sold for boats, small motors and collector vehicles.

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