Maria KeenaBy Maria Keena

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Missouri drivers could be able to buy a higher blend of ethanol gasoline by this summer.

But Ronald Leone with the Missouri Petroleum Marketers says it won’t be easy to find in the Show Me State.

“Just because the government is going to allow the sale of E-15, I would bet that most of my members – most gas stations, convenient stores across the state – will not sell E-15 until some of these underlying challenges have been fully addressed,” says Leone.

The challenges he is speaking about include equipment not designed to store or dispense E-15 and Leone contends 90% of cars are not made to burn E-15.

James Sinclair of Sinclair Ford says his mechanics tell him E-15 burns more fuel and could impact your vehicle warranty.

“It definitely would be a bad idea if it has any effect on your warranty. So that would have to take place, the manufacturers would have to have something in writing that said this will not affect your warranty whatsoever,”

Sinclair strongly recommends checking with your vehicle’s manufacturer and the dealer first before using E-15 fuel.


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