Tag: E5

Vietnam pushing to ensure E5 roll out speeds up

Vietnam pushing to ensure E5 roll out speeds up

June 15, 2015 |

In Vietnam, the deputy prime minister is pushing for a quicker roll out of E5 across the country’s eight major cities and provinces, with recent figures showing E5 only accounting for 3% of fuel sales during the first four months of the year. He encouraged local governments and oil companies to raise consumer awareness about […]

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Vietnamese provinces working to roll out E5 and E10

Vietnamese provinces working to roll out E5 and E10

March 24, 2015 |

In Vietnam, with the E5 blending mandate coming online Dec. 1, some provinces are preparing early. The central province of Thua Thien-Hue will begin implementing E5 on Nov. 1 while E10 will be available from Dec. 1. Several provinces already began selling E5 in December 2014, while others are looking to implement E5 on time […]

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Guatemala launches E5 and E10 pilots while looking at E10 blend

Guatemala launches E5 and E10 pilots while looking at E10 blend

February 26, 2015 |

In Guatemala, the country’s energy ministry is embarking on a pilot trial using E5 and E10 in 25 vehicles and five motorcycles during four months. The country mostly exports the 65 million gallons of ethanol its produces annually but introducing an E10 would consume 36 million gallons. The US and Brazilian governments along with the […]

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Vietnamese fuel retailer cut prices on E5 to pre-empt government move

Vietnamese fuel retailer cut prices on E5 to pre-empt government move

February 10, 2015 |

In Vietnam, fuel retailers are cutting the prices of biofuels at the pump in an attempt to boost demand. Petrolimex cut the price of E5 by 2% last Thursday while keeping the price of other fuel products the same. The cut to E5 prices was due to falling oil prices, so the move sought to […]

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Vietnam’s prime ministry to put policies in place to support E5 uptake

Vietnam’s prime ministry to put policies in place to support E5 uptake

January 27, 2015 |

In Vietnam, the prime minister has promised to set E5 prices at slightly below 92 octane unleaded prices in order to boost demand. He also wants ministries to explore export taxes on both ethanol and cassava to ensure enough supply for E5 demand.

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Indian mills can only supply half of E5 due to timing of supply tender

Indian mills can only supply half of E5 due to timing of supply tender

January 13, 2015 |

In India, despite the government putting in price supports for ethanol, sugar mills only offered 470 million liters of ethanol during the purchase tender that opened for 920 million liters floated by the Oil Marketing Companies. The volume offered will only supply half of the country’s E5 mandate. The tender was floated half way though […]

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Zimbabwe backing down to E5 following poor cane production

Zimbabwe backing down to E5 following poor cane production

December 25, 2014 |

In Zimbabwe, the government has cut the ethanol blending mandate to 5% following a sugarcane shortage due to heavy rains. Earlier in the year the blend had been boosted to 15% from 10%. When the weather improves and ethanol production can resume again, the higher blend is likely to be restored.

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E5 comes to Vietnam’s cities

E5 comes to Vietnam’s cities

December 1, 2014 |

In Vietnam, gas stations across Ho Chi Minh City will begin distributing E5 this week, blended with cassava-based ethanol, though some already began last week and had positive feedback from consumers. The government mandate expects Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh and Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Quang Ngai to also […]

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Quang Nai is first province of Vietnam to meet requirement to sell E5 blends 

Quang Nai is first province of Vietnam to meet requirement to sell E5 blends 

September 15, 2014 |

In Vietnam, Eco-Business reports that in the province of Quang Nai, the 150 service stations in the province have begun selling E5 Ron 92 fuel – a blend of 5% ethanol and 95% Ron 92. According to the article, the director of Quan Ngai Petroleum, Nguyen Hung Ho stated that his company had already sold […]

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Mauritius’ E5 mandate delayed until 2015

Mauritius’ E5 mandate delayed until 2015

July 21, 2014 |

In Mauritius, the E5 mandate is not expected to be implemented this year due to delays in implementing the infrastructure required to supply the blend across the island. Omnicane blames the government for not establishing a clear policy regarding the mandate.  

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