EPA, Midwest Try to Solve Gas Crisis - Temporarily

Washington, D.C. -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has temporarily relaxed standards on the gasoline sold by Citgo Petroleum Corp. in the Midwest to alleviate a recent price spike in the area. Under the agreement, Citgo will be able to sell inventories of autumn-grade gasoline for the remainder of the summer, which has a less stringent vapor pressure standard. The EPA has promised that the environmental impact will be minimal.