Marathon, State Seek Ethanol Compromise

Florida [St. Petersburg Times] Marathon Petroleum, the state’s largest fuel provider, is poised to distribute ethanol-blended gasoline throughout Florida, but the company has become deadlocked with state regulators over technical standards. Marathon wants to blend corn-based ethanol with gasoline at a facility it is renovating at the Port of Tampa. The blended fuel known as E10 (for 10 percent ethanol) would be the first ethanol fuel widely available to Florida consumers.