OPEI survey: Consumers in the dark about impact of higher-blend ethanol fuel

The majority of people who own outdoor power equipment are unfamiliar with the effects of higher blends of ethanol gasoline on their lawn mowers and other small-engine products, according to a survey on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. "Obviously, the ethanol survey responses are troubling to the outdoor power equipment industry since our products are designed and warranted to run only on 10% or less ethanol blended fuel," said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI. The data highlight a "dire need for education" now that some midlevel ethanol blends may start showing up at the pumps, he added. Read more.

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