MO House Moves Ethanol Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

After a few amendments passed and a few defeated, the Missouri House of Representatives came to a consensus on an ethanol mandate bill for the state. The measure would require most gasoline sold in Missouri after the end of next year to contain a 10 percent ethanol blend – and here is the fine print – as long as the price to retailers is the same or cheaper than traditional gasoline. According to the Associated Press in the Kansas City Star, the price-dependent opt-out provision is the result of a compromise between agriculture leaders and petroleum marketers, who had argued that an inflexible mandate could lead to higher prices for consumers.

Ethanol, Legislation