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OPEI concerned about FTC ruling on ethanol labeling on gas pumps

January 25, 2016

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing more than 100 power equipment, engine and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, issued the following statement on the January 14 announcement by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on fuel pump labeling of ethanol content of gasoline.

“We appreciate efforts by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to regulate and manage the rapidly changing fuels marketplace, requiring that gas pumps be labeled with percentage of gasoline and percentage of ethanol added,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI. “However, the agency didn’t go far enough. We fear consumers will remain confused and inadvertently misfuel their small engine equipment, in particular.”  Read more from the article here.