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New rules could change the fuel you use in your power equipment

December 17, 2013

NBC NEWS) – Before you fire up the snow-blower or anything else with a small engine, you’d better be careful what you put in the gas tank.  The Environmental Protection Agency will soon announce whether to allow even more ethanol to be mixed in with the gas used to run your car’s engine.

Makers of other engines are paying close attention.

Small engine manufacturers including giants like Briggs-Stratton have complained loudly about the effects of ethanol in their gas engines.

The trade group representing the largely gas-powered outdoor equipment industry wants more clearly marked gas pumps. “We don’t want them choosing a fuel that could kill or damage their equipment,” says Kris Kiser of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute.  Read more here.