Iowa ethanol-free fuel prices expected to rise

Magellan Midstream Partners, the largest oil pipeline operator in Iowa, will cease shipping 87 octane nonblended gasoline to terminals in the state as of Sept. 15, the company said. It will instead ship 84 octane gasoline, which can be blended with 91 octane fuel to create the 87 octane. Observers say the move could make the price of gasoline without ethanol rise by 30 cents per gallon in Iowa, while ethanol blends may not be affected.

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