Nonethanol gas in Iowa could see price jump

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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa motorists who buy gasoline without ethanol soon could see a price jump at the pump.

Iowa's largest pipeline operator, Magellan Midstream Partners, will no longer ship 87 octane regular gasoline to its Iowa terminals. Instead, the pipeline operator will start shipping 84 octane fuel, which can be blended with more expensive 91 octane fuel to produce the regular 87 octane product. Iowa requires a minimum 87 octane fuel at gas pumps.

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