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OPEI Urges Consumers to “Look Before You Pump”/OPEI Not Satisfied with FTC’s

January 26, 2016

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute issued a statement on the announcement by the Federal Trade Commission 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.”

The new rule issued by the FTC requires ethanol blended fuels be labeled at the gas pump as: “Use Only in Flex-Fuel Vehicles/May Harm Other Engines.”  Read more from the article here.