(S.D.)-Emergency Rules Allow Sale Of 85-Octane Gasoline
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota is allowing the sale of
85-octane gasoline under emergency rules implemented Monday by the
state Department of Public Safety.
Officials say a public hearing will be held July 20 to discuss
permanent rules for sale of the product, which is illegal under
Gov. Dennis Daugaard asked for the emergency rules because
petroleum marketers are worried about possible fuel shortages.
The temporary rules will require retailers to post cautionary
labels asking consumers to refer to an owner's manual before
Octane is a measure of fuel performance. A higher octane level
indicates better performance. Many manufacturers recommend a
minimum of 87 octane fuel.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley issued an opinion
last month stating that under current rules, 85-octane gasoline
can't be sold in the state.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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