Environmental Economics

Regulatory Support Document: Update on the Short Run Effects of the Oxygenated Fuel Provisions

This report provides an updated analysis of the price impacts and costs of the oxygenated fuel provisions for the 1992 winter CO season. The major conclusions are that:

    o Price increases in the 1992 winter season for oxygenates and for oxygenated gasoline will be lower than previously estimated because of the large scale buildup of MTBE inventories and reduction in demand for oxygenates due to the proposed California program that would require the oxygen content of gasoline to be in a range of from 1.8 to 2.2 percent
    o The social costs of the oxygenated fuel provisions during the winter of 1992 probably will be about 1 cent higher per gallon than the long term social costs of about 3.5 cents per gallon of oxygenated gasoline.
Attached to the report is draft report dated May 17, 1991 entitled Regulatory Surpport Document: Analysis of Oxygenated Fuel Requirements for CO Non-Attainment Areas.
  • Keywords

    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Economic Impacts
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Mobile Source
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    Smith, Jr., Willard
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    Data Development
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    Regulatory Support Document: Effects of the Oxygenated Fuel Provisions
    Inventory Record #: EE-0454A
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