Tesoro to Switch to Ethanol

By | September 01, 2003
Tesoro Petroleum said it would switch to providing ethanol-blended gasoline at its California refinery instead of using MTBE, Oil Daily reported Aug. 8. The state has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a waiver from federal law requiring an oxygenating additive, but Tesoro said it would make the switch regardless of the EPA's decision. The 161,000 b/d refinery in Martinez, Calif., will complete the switch by mid-November, Oil Daily said.