Use of oxygenated fuel will foster cleaner air but will cost more
Sizing up oxyfuels.
Anchorage and Fairbanks must begin using oxygenated fuels in November. Designed to foster cleaner air, the fuels also will cost more at the pump.Motorists in Fairbanks and Anchorage could be paying as much as 25 cents more per gallon for gasoline next winter. That's when the federal government requires the sale of oxygenated fuels in both areas. The higher cost results from using additives necessary to make the fuel burn cleaner. The net effect sought, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is consistent compliance with federal air-...