Chamber’s effort to eliminate reformulated gas requirement in NKY could return millions to economy

August 29, 2017 By Mark Hansel
Northern Kentucky Tribune

The reformulated gasoline (RFG) requirement could soon be a thing of the past in Northern Kentucky.

NKY Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brent Cooper speaks at a public hearing conducted to get input on a proposal to eliminate the region’s RFG requirement (photos by Mark Hansel).

Supporters, including the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, have been working to eliminate the program for three years.

RFG costs 22 cents more per gallon than conventional gasoline, on average. The elimination of the program is expected to save motorists money and return millions of dollars to the local economy.

The RFG program was mandated by Congress in the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments. The first phase of the RFG program began in 1995 and the current phase began in 2000.

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