Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is hosting a briefing for the media on the ongoing transition from Methyl tertiary Butyl Ether (MtBE) to Ethanol in gasoline, on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the DES Auditorium. The briefing is expected to last about one hour.
The gasoline supply in New Hampshire is getting cleaner and better for the environment in response to both federal and state legislation enacted last year, which precipitated replacing the MtBE additive with cleaner, renewable ethanol. The transition should be transparent to the average consumer. However, the briefing will review steps DES has instructed gas station owners need to take to prepare their underground and above ground storage tanks for ethanol blended gasoline, to prevent sporadic engine/fuel system problems or failures.
DES briefing details:
|What:||The transition from MtBE to Ethanol in gasoline|
|When:||Tuesday, March 14, 2006; 2 p.m.|
|Where:||DES Auditorium, 29 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03301|
For more information on the briefing, please call Jim Martin, DES Public Information Officer at (603) 271-3710.