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Decision On Summer Gas In Allegheny Co. To Be Expedited By EPA

The EPA says they are expediting a request to stop using the summer blend in the county

May 16, 2019 - 12:24 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will expedite its review of Allegheny County's request to be removed from the summer gas program.

All surrounding counties have been exempt from having to purchase the expensive summer blend, after applying through the state last year.

Allegheny County's independent air quality board required a separate application that wasn't entered until earlier this year.

The Post-Gazette reports the EPA will remove the rule before the season's end on September 15 if there are no adverse comments during the current public comment period.

Station operators say prices could increase 30 to 50 cents in the county if they are required to sell summer gas.

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