Officials waive ethanol requirement to ease gas lines

Pain at the pump may finally ease due to the latest action taken by the Environmental Protection Agency. The latest fuel issue isn't the lack

WOODBURY - Pain at the pump may finally ease due to the latest action taken by the Environmental Protection Agency. The latest fuel issue isn't the lack of gas, but the shortage of ethanol that's required to mix with it. "We have 10% ethanol that's blended in with gas," Long Island Gas Retailers Association President Kevin Beyer says. "The ethanol was running low, and even if we had the unleaded at the terminals, without the ethanol to blend it, they wouldn't be able to sell it." Federal officials have now waived the ethanol requirement, which means delivery trucks no longer have to wait for it and can start to move to gas stations a bit faster. Experts say Long Island should be seeing much shorter lines at the pumps by Saturday or Sunday.GAS STATIONS: Tell us what gas stations still have gas

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