Zimbabwean government accused of blending 40% ethanol while keeping gas prices high

August 21, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, local press reports that drivers are accusing the government of boosting the ethanol blend to 40% from the mandated 20% while keeping prices high, but cars are only going half as far on a tank of fuel. The permanent secretary of the energy department dismissed the allegations but also said that she would ask the national energy regulator to investigate the issue. The country has been suffering from a severe fuel crisis for the past year. Rather than increased ethanol blending, the issue may in fact just be fuel quality.

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