Regulatory Guidance Issued by Minnesota Department of Commerce – Temporary Gasoline Volatility Requirement

On March 27, the EPA announced a fuel waiver concerning summer gasoline. The EPA waiver provides additional flexibility for the marketplace to transition from higher volatility winter gasoline to lower volatility summer gasoline during a time of reduced demand due to COVID-19.

Recently, the Minnesota Department of Commerce has taken action to extend the deadlines in Minnesota law to align the state’s fuel volatility timelines with the EPA waiver.

Higher volatility winter gasoline and oxygenated gasoline that is stored at terminals, retailers, or wholesaler purchaser-consumers may continue to be sold and distributed after May 20, 2020, until the supply is depleted.

See the complete Regulatory Guidance 20-18 here.