Oregon Proposes Elimination of Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline

Legislation (H.B. 3107) to repeal the requirement that retail dealers, nonretail dealers or wholesale dealers of gasoline sell only gasoline blended with specified percentage of ethanol has been introduced in Oregon.  Currently, the state requires that gasoline sold or offered for sale contain 10 percent ethanol by volume. 

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Oregon House Energy and Environment Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 3107

  • H.B. 3107 recognizes that ethanol increases water formation which can then create formic acid and corrode metals, plastics and rubber, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used.  Current high performance specialty parts along with pre-model year 2001 cars and parts may be most susceptible to corrosion.
  • H.B. 3107 recognizes that the life span of vehicles and equipment can be dramatically reduced with the wrong fuel and that owners could be confronted with break downs. Anti-corrosion additives are available for each purchase of gasoline but can become expensive, burdensome and require consumer education.
  • H.B. 3107 recognizes that while the current ethanol mandate does not apply to fuel used in antique vehicles, there has been an inability to obtain unblended gasoline for engines that may be damaged by ethanol.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the Oregon House Energy and EnvironmentCommittee members to request support for H.B. 3107.  Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. 

Oregon House Energy and Environment Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:

rep.julesbailey@state.or.us; rep.deborahboone@state.or.us; rep.markjohnson@state.or.us; rep.jeffreardon@state.or.us; rep.jessicavegapederson@state.or.us; rep.jimweidner@state.or.us; rep.gailwhitsett@state.or.us; rep.michaeldembrow@state.or.us; rep.cliffbentz@state.or.us

Representative Jules Bailey (Chair)
Phone: 503-986-1442
Representative Deborah Boone (Vice Chair)
Phone: 503-986-1432
Representative Mark Johnson (Vice Chair)
Phone: 503-986-1452
Representative Jeff Reardon
Phone: 503-986-1448
Representative Jessica Vega Pederson
Phone: 503-986-1447
Representative Jim Weidner
Phone: 503-986-1424
Representative Gail Whitsett
Phone: 503-986-1456
Representative Michael Dembrow
Phone: 503-986-1445
Representative Cliff Bentz
Phone: 503-986-1460