Markets in everything, Kosher gasoline edition

Yaniv Ban-Zaken, a local gas station owner, will be selling Kosher for Passover gasoline during the holiday this year.  The move, Ben-Zaken says, has become necessary due to the increased ethanol content in gasoline required by the government.  The ethanol is typically derived from corn, which is a forbidden food for Jews on Passover.  And, according to Ben-Zaken [TC: do note that qualification], under Jewish law, it is also forbidden to derive any benefit from corn.

The gas will sell for $9.69 a gallon.  Yes the story sounds funny, but can the Bergen County Jewish Times be wrong?  Here is more, and thanks to Brendan Nyhan for the pointer.

Addendum: This market is only imaginary.


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