The Comptroller's Motor Fuel Testing Lab in Jessup, Maryland began operation in 1974. The primary function of the lab is to analyze all incoming petroleum products for their quality and to make sure the fuel is in compliance with state regulations, as well as federal EPA guidelines. The laboratory is also equipped to run analysis of alcoholic beverages for proof verification using Gas Chromatography procedures. Gasoline and petroleum products are collected at the retail stations and bulk terminals throughout the state by the Comptroller's compliance inspectors also take monthly samples from bulk terminals at nearby Virginia and Pennsylvania locations, as fuels from these locations regularly enter the Maryland market.
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