Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)

An ether used in the blending of reformulated gasolines, affecting vapor pressure and octane level. Unlike ethanol, MTBE is fungible and will not separate out during shipment. There is no domestic market for MTBE, so any production is exported.


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