Maine senator wants to require ethanol-free gas

AUGUSTA -- Assistant Senate Majority Leader Lisa Marrache has submitted a bill requiring oil companies to make ethanol-free fuel an option at the pump in Maine.

Ethanol has been an additive in gasoline sold in Maine since late last year, and there have been some complaints, mostly from boat owners and others with older engines.

Marrache says she'd like to work with oil dealers and importers to come up with a solution that doesn't require legislative action.

She says her bill would require dealers to sell high-test gasoline that's free of ethanol, giving buyers an ethanol-free option.