Volume Blend Cap - 10 vol % -  Oxygen Blend Cap - 3.7 wt. %  -  Year-round RVP Waiver - 10 vol %  -  T50 & T V/L=20 offsets - up to 10 vol%  -  Kansas City - Summer RVP waiver E10  -  Renewable Fuel Standard - Requires E10 *
*Missouri issued proposed rule 12-15-10 to exempt E15 from mandate.
Source Herman and Associates January 2011, sae.org

Missouri Ethanol Fuel Distribution Laws:
"The Missouri Renewable Fuel Standard Act"

Excerpt below copied from Missouri Dept. of Agriculture website:  www.mda.mo.gov/FuelQuality/renewablefuelstandard.htm
(Bold added by Fuel-Testers).
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On January 1, 2008, the Missouri Renewable Fuel Standard became effective. Under this standard, all gasoline offered for sale in Missouri must contain 10% ethanol.

A few exemptions to the standard will allow gasoline without ethanol to be sold:

When ethanol blends purchased at wholesale exceed the price of gasoline...
When selling premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher...
Gasoline sold at airports...
Gasoline sold at marinas...
Important: Although premium is exempted from the requirement, it may be blended with ethanol.
Missouri does not require ethanol labeling on gasoline dispensers. Therefore, if a consumer has a specific application that requires a fuel without ethanol, the consumer must purchase premium unleaded gasoline with an octane of 91 or higher that is also advertised as not containing ethanol.

Retail Service Station Operators
It is important for service station operators and wholesale consumer users to prepare storage tanks by removing water and sediment and installing 10 micron filters before the introduction of any ethanol blends into these tanks. This will ensure the quality of the product is preserved...
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Fuel-Testers Comments:  Above law seems contradictory - Missouri does not label...exempts premium from ethanol, and then says ethanol can be added to premium! Seems Missouri lawmakers believe "advertising" is all that's needed for consumers to make an informed fuel choice.


Suggested Reading (Missouri E10 Distribution/Laws)

"Ten Things Missouri Tank Owners and Operators Must Know About Ethanol".
Includes discussion on precautions and problems when mixing and dispensing ethanol blends of gasoline; Includes gas station operator checklist
View at: www.mda.mo.gov/pdf/morenewablefuelstandard.pdf

"Splash blending can put too much ethanol in your fuel tank".

"...critics say splash blending is prone to inaccuracy - and vulnerable to manipulation when ethanol becomes cheaper than conventional gasoline, as it has been this year. That makes it enticing to pack more ethanol into a gallon of gasoline and pocket some extra profits...". 
View complete article here:  http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/858660.html

More Information
Every state currently (2010) sells E10 gasoline at most public pumps.
Federal laws (Renewable Fuel Standards) do not require E10 specifically, but do include a quota for renewable fuels.
Renewable fuels = corn/grain ethanol, cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel fuels. Most common ethanol-blends are E10 and E85.

States with the least E85 pumps are having difficulty meeting their federal and state quota/mandates for renewable fuels.
The result often is adding ethanol to ALL conventional gas pumps, and E10 being the only available gasoline in many areas.

This has created much inconvenience for persons owning vehicles not designed for alcohol blends of fuel.
(Includes many older cars, marine engines, classic cars, lawn equipment, etc.).

Unfortunately, Missouri does not require pump labeling to reveal when ethanol is added to conventional gasoline.

Many Missouri residents have no alternative than to always check gas for alcohol, before purchase using a portable alcohol fuel test kit or quik-check.

We believe retail gas stations should always offer consumers a clearly labeled "choice at the pump", which would include non-alcohol, E-10 and E-85 in every town. Private marine stations and airport fuel distributors should always sell only non-ethanol gas - This is our educated opinion, based on science and facts, not political or petroleum/ethanol industry agendas.

Bad Gas in Missouri?
Portable ethanol fuel testi kits are a simple solution to protect gas-powered engines from too high alcohol content in gasoline.
About Ethanol - Site Contents: History, Fuel, Corn, MTBE, Disadvantages, Benefits, Precautions, Gasoline, E10, E85, FFV's, Renewable and Biofuels, Engines - Marine, Automobiles, Ethanol Politics...
Fuel Testers supplies the knowledge and resources you need to protect your engines from alcohol fuel - Auto, Marine, Aircraft....
Ethanol alcohol, a renewable reformulated fuel, supports the farming industry and decreases U.S. dependence on foreign fuels.
Ethanol alcohol blend fuels, made from corn & grains, can damage engines.

An Alcohol Fuel Test Kit will give you the data you need to keep engines safe with E10 gasoline.
Missouri does not require gas pump labeling when ethanol is added to gasoline (E10 sticker).

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Missouri state fuel laws for ethanol renewable fuels are among the strictest and least consumer-friendly. In 2008 Missouri passed new laws to increase the distribution of ethanol (E10).

The current laws seem very confusing and limit the availability for non-ethanol gas choice for the residents of Missouri.
Ethanol in gas is considered mandatory in MO, but there are exemptions. Efforts are being made to repeal the mandatory ethanol blending laws.
The Missouri mandatory E10 law is HB 1270 and 1027. The rule is CSR 110-3.010 - Missouri Renewable Fuel Standard. -See below...

We strongly advise all people concerned about using gas containing alcohol,
to visualize fuel, (contaminated fuel usually appears, cloudy, dark, or has visible sediment), and
to check fuel at pump for alcohol content (portable Alcohol Fuel Test Kit).

Missouri has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the leader in ethanol blender pumps. Blend above 10% to maximum of 85% alcohol.

During the Missouri State Fair (2011), an official from USDA’s Rural Development agency paid a visit to recognize Missouri as the national leader in renewable energy. Through a partnership with the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC), the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives and the Missouri Department of Agriculture,
Missouri fuel retailers have been approved to install 26 biofuel pumps – more than any other state in the nation.

Contact us if you would like more details on MO fuel laws or read MO Statute 414.255 -Scroll down for more information...

Report abnormal test results and/or problems with ethanol fuels.

Report abnormal test results and problems with E10 ethanol fuel.
Missouri Current News - Renewable Fuels & E10

More Information - Resources Missouri and U.S. Ethanol Fuel Laws

The U.S. Department of Energy website includes extensive information on renewable and alternative fuels -
Visit Alternative Fuel Data Center (AFDC): www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/incentives_laws.html;

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) website has extensive information on gasoline and renewable fuels.
See www.epa.gov/air/caa/peg/carstrucks.html  and www.epa.gov/otaq/renewablefuels/


Are you taking necessary precautions when using ethanol-blend gasoline?
See Ethanol Precautions

Stay Safe & Protect your investments:  Check and monitor gas with an Alcohol Fuel Test Kit

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To report sale of contaminated gasoline in Missouri, contact:

1. Gas Station Owner/Operator and;
2. Missouri Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures Division
P.O. Box 630  1616 Missouri Blvd. Jefferson City, MO 65102
PH: (573) 751-4316 or Fuel Quality Program at (573) 751-2922.
Email: fuel.quality@mda.mo.gov  Website: http://www.mda.mo.gov/wm/wm.htm

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