Virtually all US refiners to stop using MTBE soon-EIA

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WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - Virtually all U.S. refiners plan to stop using water-polluting MTBE in U.S. gasoline supplies prior to the start of the peak driving season this summer, the head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. To replace methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE, "nearly all" U.S. refiners plan to use ethanol, which could spur some gasoline shortages and possible price spikes in some East Coast states and Texas, EIA Administrator Guy Caruso told ...

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