Tulsa service stations selling reformulated gasoline


Wednesday, July 10th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Tulsa gas stations are once again selling a special low-pressure gasoline this summer that cuts down on emissions and ozone.

It costs a few pennies more. But officials say that's nothing compared to what it would cost if Tulsa were declared a "dirty-air" city by the Environmental Protection Agency.

If that happened, we would have to use much-more expensive
"reformulated" gas and have mandatory car inspections. And local factories would have to be retrofitted with new filtering systems. Nancy Graham with INCOG’s Air Quality program, "So we really want to avoid being non-attainment by doing the voluntary actions now on ozone alert days because it would cost us all more later by not doing them now."

Tulsa has come close to violating the EPA's "dirty-air" standard several times over the past few years.