The Minnesota Department of Commerce today (FRI) released additional information on a batch of gasoline blended with a higher-than-normal amount of ethanol recently. The problem led to a number of local gas stations shutting down their pumps until the problem could be corrected. A sample taken from a station in Springfield contained 63% ethanol. The state maximum is 10%. More tests are taking place across the area. The Department of Commerce also identified the gas stations affected by the problem. A total of 38 stations across southern Minnesota received the ethanol-laden gas, which has since been removed and replaced. Department of Commerce staff are continuing to inspect shipping records in an effort track down all of the bad gasoline and ensure it is immediately replaced.