This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

May 08, 2002

BP to Switch to Ethanol in California by Year-End

BP announced on May 2nd that it has signed contracts with several ethanol suppliers in order to voluntarily phase out its use of the gasoline additive MTBE in California by year-end. BP supplies 20 percent of the gasoline market in California through its 1200 ARCO stations. See the BP press release.

The BP news follows the March announcement from California Governor Gray Davis that the mandated phase-out of MTBE in the state would be extended to the end of 2003. See the March 20th edition of EREN Network News.