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Category: Refining
Question: Why is ethanol added to gasoline?
Keywords: ethanol,gasoline
Answer: Ethanol is blended into automotive gasoline for two reasons: (1) To provide a blend component with a high octane number, which improves the performance of the gasoline. (2) To provide an oxygenated blend component, which reduces certain environmentally undesirable emissions from the automotive engines.