Tag: E5

Vietnam’s E5 continues to lose market share

Vietnam’s E5 continues to lose market share

September 4, 2019 |

In Vietnam, VietnamNet reports that uptake of E5 at the pump continues to be lagging, with the fuel accounting for just 20% of market share during the first half of 2019 compared to just over 30% last year. Fuel retailers put the blame on retail prices that are too similar to standard gasoline, so drivers […]

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UK rolls out labeling and campaign for E5 and B7

UK rolls out labeling and campaign for E5 and B7

June 6, 2019 |

In the UK, drivers are being urged to think more carefully about the environmental impacts of their journeys through a new government campaign launching Thursday when filling stations across the UK will start rolling out new labels, which will help educate drivers on the benefits of biofuels. Gasoline, which contains up to 5% renewable ethanol, […]

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Vietnam’s fuel subsidies getting in the way of E5’s viability

Vietnam’s fuel subsidies getting in the way of E5’s viability

May 15, 2019 |

In Vietnam, local press reports that on top of falling demand for E5 over the past 18 months whereby stations find it hard to justify storing and selling the fuel when only a few hundred liters per month are sold, it’s become even less viable due to rising oil prices that kick in the government’s […]

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Vietnam to review E5 policy as consumption dips again

Vietnam to review E5 policy as consumption dips again

May 8, 2019 |

In Vietnam, despite pushing E5 heavily and a fuel shortage earlier in the year that forced drivers to fill up with ethanol-blended gasoline, local press reports that the government is concerned by a drop-off in E5 consumption so has called for a policy review to see what other measures can be taken. Consumption of E5 […]

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Ho Chi Minh City sees E5 soar to 40% market share

Ho Chi Minh City sees E5 soar to 40% market share

April 9, 2019 |

In Vietnam, local press reports that with the government setting the price of 5% ethanol blended gasoline below the price of standard 95 octane gasoline, market share has jumped to 40% in Ho Chi Minh City from a previous 30%. Car owners are still slow to pick up on the use of the E5 blend […]

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Fuel shortage in Vietnam sees drivers forced to use E5

Fuel shortage in Vietnam sees drivers forced to use E5

April 4, 2019 |

In Vietnam, drivers have been reluctant to switch to E5 RON92 despite various rounds of incentives and communications campaigns by the government but now they’re left with little choice but to use the fuel as the country’s largest refiner shut down earlier in the year, leaving filling stations with only about half of their RON95 […]

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India finally hits E5 mandate during 2017/18

India finally hits E5 mandate during 2017/18

December 20, 2018 |

In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports that the country finally achieved 5% ethanol blending in the 12 months through November at 1.5 billion liters of ethanol blended, up from 1.11 billion liters the year prior, although oil marketing companies did contract for 1.6 billion liters. More than 600 million liters was sources from Uttar […]

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Vietnam lowers fuel prices in line with falling petroleum with E5 at 84 cents per liter

Vietnam lowers fuel prices in line with falling petroleum with E5 at 84 cents per liter

November 6, 2018 |

In Vietnam, the government has reduced the pump price of E5 to 84 cents per liter in an attempt to boost demand as uptake continues to be slow. E0 as well as diesel prices were also lowered, while kerosene remained unchanged. The ministries lowered the fuel prices in response to fossil fuel prices dropping by […]

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E5 demand finally picking up in Ho Chi Minh City

E5 demand finally picking up in Ho Chi Minh City

October 16, 2018 |

In Vietnam, the Saigon Times reports that the government’s efforts to promote E5 are at last beginning to pay off as consumption rises in Ho Chi Minh City to more than 30,000 cubic meters per month, more than 3.5 times original volumes when the fuel was first launched. E5 is now priced at a discount […]

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Vietnam’s biofuel consumption sky rockets from 9% to 40% in a year

Vietnam’s biofuel consumption sky rockets from 9% to 40% in a year

September 15, 2018 |

In Vietnam, biofuel consumption is increasing thanks to the government’s push for mass commercial usage of biofuel nationwide this year, with E5 RON 92 going from only 9% of total petrol consumption last year to an impressive 40% of total petrol consumption this year. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, biofuel consumption topped […]

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