Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) is an ether compound used as a gasoline blending component to raise the oxygen content of gasoline. MTBE is made by combining isobutylene (from various refining and chemical processes) and methanol (usually made from natural gas).
(methyl tertiary butyl ether)
  An ether intended for gasoline blending as described in "Oxygenates."
  Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
(Methyl tertiary-butyl ether)
  A clean- burning oxygenate with high octane and low volatility added to unleaded gasoline to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

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