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Gasoline content regulation as a trade barrier: do boutique fuels discourage fuel imports?
This paper examines the impact of Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA) environmental regulations on U.S. motor gasoline import patterns. Following the damage to U.S. petroleum refining infrastructure from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the federal government provided temporary relief for several weeks from so-called boutique fuel specifications designed to improve air quality in certain regions of the country. These temporary waivers increased marketers? ability to sell gasoline originally destined for specific regional markets into a greater number of markets. We hypothesize that these same ...
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