Tag: E5

Vietnam aims for 2018 for E5 transition

Vietnam aims for 2018 for E5 transition

March 13, 2017 |

In Vietnam, the government has set its sights on 2018 for the complete switch to E5 at the pump, phasing out the current RON92 unleaded. Current ethanol production would allow for 3 million metric tons of E5, short of the 7.5 million tons of annual demand, prompting the reopening of two currently mothballed ethanol plants. […]

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Vietnam pushes back switch over to E5 until year’s end

Vietnam pushes back switch over to E5 until year’s end

February 27, 2017 |

In Vietnam, implementation of the E5 switch over, phasing out non-ethanol blended fuel availability, has been postponed to January 1, 2018 following continued challenges, including lack of consumer confidence in the fuel. Petrol companies have been told to have blending facilities online no later than October 1 in order to ensure fuel availability for the […]

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Drought to keep India from reaching E5 blending mandate

Drought to keep India from reaching E5 blending mandate

January 18, 2017 |

In India, drought impacts in major sugarcane areas such as Maharashtra will reduce ethanol production this year due to a lack of molasses for feedstock, making it unlikely that the country will achieve its blending mandate yet again. For the past four years since the E5 policy was implemented, oil marketing companies have failed to […]

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Vietnam to mandate E5 after failure to encourage consumer preference

Vietnam to mandate E5 after failure to encourage consumer preference

November 30, 2016 |

In Vietnam, after failing to encourage voluntary consumption of E5, the government will mandate its use at the pump instead of the current A92 unleaded fuel, but an exact timeline for implementation of the mandate has yet to be released. The ministry of trade says the mandate will be in place nationwide by mid-2017, however […]

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Indian oil marketing companies sourced more than 1 billion liters of domestic ethanol

Indian oil marketing companies sourced more than 1 billion liters of domestic ethanol

October 27, 2016 |

In India, oil marketing companies have passed the 1 billion liter mark in sourcing domestically produced ethanol to comply with the E5 blending mandate, and should be able to reach 1.1 billion liters in this supply year that would be a record high. Blending has been slowing inching higher following the policy’s introduction in 2003 […]

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PetroVietnam seeks policy support to boost E5 demand

PetroVietnam seeks policy support to boost E5 demand

September 21, 2016 |

In Vietnam, in an attempt to widen the discount between E5 and standard gasoline prices at the pump so as to attract for consumers, PetroVietnam is seeking exemptions for tariffs on imported equipment, environment and luxury taxes for the cassava-based fuel, as well as reductions to VAT. At the moment there is only a 1.6% […]

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Vietnam still not able to reach E5 blend despite high level push

Vietnam still not able to reach E5 blend despite high level push

June 6, 2016 |

In Vietnam, despite efforts at the highest level of governments, fuel retailers still have not managed to blend enough ethanol to achieve the E5 mandate. E5 was meant to be mandatory in the country’s major cities as of this month but higher prices have discouraged drivers from filling up. More policies are required to ensure […]

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India to achieve E5 mandate for first time ever

India to achieve E5 mandate for first time ever

February 11, 2016 |

In India, the oil minister says the country will at last, and without a doubt, achieve its E5 blending mandate in the year through September for the first time ever. At least 1.2 billion liters will be sourced from sugarcane mills this year, and potentially more, compared to just 670 million liters last year. The […]

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Vietnam gets tougher on retailers who don’t implement E5

Vietnam gets tougher on retailers who don’t implement E5

January 18, 2016 |

In Vietnam, Ho Chi Min City, Hai Phong, Da Nang, and Can Tho, the central provinces of Quang Nam and Quang Ngai and the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau have been order to switch over to E5 completely and drop RON 92 gasoline at the pump from June. Other cities and regions […]

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Vietnam puts the onus on local authorities to boost uptake of E5

Vietnam puts the onus on local authorities to boost uptake of E5

November 4, 2015 |

In Vietnam, the government keeps releasing new programs and methods to encourage uptake of E5 at the pump following lack of demand by consumers. The Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade is now putting the onus on state offices to ensure that E5 is available at pumps nationwide by the end of November. Currently E5 […]

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