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Statement by Robert Perciasepe on the issues of reformulated gasoline and energy

Release Date: 06/12/2000
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FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2000

Attached is a press statement given today by Robert Perciasepe, EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, after meeting with major refiners in Washington, D.C. on the issues of reformulated gasoline and energy.



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UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20460




Statement by Robert Perciasepe
EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation

June 12, 2000

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy officials had their first meeting today with oil refinery representatives. The exchange focused on why gasoline prices are significantly higher in the Chicago/Milwaukee area while other cities using cleaner-burning gasoline are not experiencing comparably higher prices. The Clinton Administration is very concerned with the price increases of late, and we will continue our discussions with the oil industry until prices at the pump begin to decline to normal levels. Consumers want and deserve cleaner gasoline that is fairly priced across the country.

We continue to believe that there are adequate supplies of cleaner-burning gasoline. We will continue to meet with the industry to ensure fairness for all consumers at the pump. The current prices in the Chicago/Milwaukee area are unreasonable and unfair.