Transporting Ethanol by Pipeline

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Is there any reason why ethanol in bulk cannot be transported by a mixed commodity pipeline (i.e., one that also ships gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, etc.)?
 

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The seals in the control valves and packing in the stem risers might not be compatible with ethanol. A similar problem was seen with MTBE when it was first used in pipelines.
 

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