MTBE and ethanol industries take market share fight to Mexico

October 12, 2017 |

In Texas, the country’s MTBE industry is worried about the impact of Mexico potentially blending 10% ethanol from a previous cap of 5.8%. The $1 billion industry exports more than half of its production to Mexico but if the recently announced—and recently court-suspended—policy goes through, demand for oxygenates like MTBE will reduce significantly. That leaves US MTBE and ethanol lobbyists fighting neck and neck in Mexico City trying to secure the market for them since there is little additional room for them on their home turf.

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