Joining other states across the nation, Colorado is in the midst of adopting legislation that would require automotive gasoline to contain ethanol. From November through April of each year, 75 percent of all gasoline sold in Colorado would be required to contain at least 10 percent ethanol by volume. In order to ensure the availability of unblended gasoline for pilots who use auto gas supplemental type certificates, AOPA approached Sen. Lew Entz to amend the bill. Entz came through, successfully amending the bill to require the availability of non-blended premium grade gasoline for dispensing at airports. The bill also would require gasoline retailers to label pumps that dispense ethanol-blended gasoline. If enacted by Gov. Bill Owens, the new law would take effect January 1, 2007.
May 26, 2006