Analysts Say Upcoming EU Gas Rule Could Increase Costs.
As a result of the new regulation, Reuters said traders and analysts predict that refinery demand for such low aromatic fuel components as methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), isomerate and alkylate will increase, thus raising the costs for these additives.
"The changes will make the gasoline pool a little more expensive as there will be less components available for use," one trader told Reuters.
Reuters noted that the new gasoline regulation is scheduled to go into effect beginning January 1, 2005.
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|Title Annotation:||European Union|
|Publication:||Mobile Emissions Today|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jul 6, 2004|
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