Indian oil dealers worry about water separation with higher ethanol blends

September 22, 2016 |

In India, the country’s oil retailers association is pushing back against the government’s recent policy announcement laying out plans towards a 22.5% ethanol blend. The Petroleum Dealers Association is concerned about water separation issues resulting from a high level ethanol blending in a city such as Nagpur with high humidity levels that would lead to vehicle problems and later problems with consumers. Dealers are already suffering from water challenges in underground tanks and are concerned higher ethanol blends would exacerbate the problem.

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