For Once, Loopholes Work in Missouri Consumers’ Favor
So, gas prices have sure gotten low lately. I’m showing my age here, because they are the lowest I’ve seen them since I started driving. And the best part about gas being so cheap is the fact that it is no longer required to include an ethanol blend.
According to Missouri’s ethanol mandate, if gasoline prices drop below those of ethanol prices, then retailers are no longer required to sell the ethanol blend. The Kansas City Star covers the story here. Well, this is good news for Missourians. No longer will our engines be clogged with this substance that drives up the costs of gasoline and food and makes our cars less efficient.
Be sure to read the Show-Me Institute’s study of ethanol. Hopefully, gas prices will stay low — not only for the sake of my wallet, but also for the sake of Missouri residents who are no longer forced to purchase ethanol.