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DAUGAARD: State not banning 85 octane, but cracking down on mislabeling

Published 07/06/2012, Guest columnist

I want to protect South Dakota consumers. I want to avoid a fuel shortage in South Dakota. And I want to keep gas prices down. This spring, state inspectors discovered that some gas stations were selling low-grade 85 octane gasoline but mislabeling the fuel as 87 octane. The state immediately acted to stop the practice of mislabeling, and turned the evidence from the inspections over to the Attorney General and states attorneys to consider prosecution.

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