Friday, May 05, 2006

Nervous twinges when plastic bags are seen at the gas pump....

Shelby Rushing gets nervous twinges every time she pulls over to get gas and sees plastic bags covering the pumps.

The bags have signaled another gas shortage in Conroe, although nothing to do with any future storms, like the ones that hit in August and September. It is because of the government mandated aswitch of the additive of 10% ethanol to be added to all gas. THe EPA has required dozen counties in the Harris and surrounding counties to sell only "reformulated gas" (RFG) because of the high ozone levels in their air. Because of this, many terminals have been off while setting up their ethanol injection systems. THe ethanol must be added at the gas stations, because it is too corrosive to be added through the pipeline.

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