Queensland E10 ethanol consumption up more than 11% in October

December 20, 2016 |

In Australia, more Queenslanders are buying E10 following the State Government’s push for greater uptake of biofuels, according to RACQ. RACQ analysis of the latest fuel sales data found that 35.6 million liters of E10 was sold in Queensland in October, an 11 percent increase on the previous month.  RACQ’s Paul Turner said the increase came ahead of the ethanol mandate which would be introduced on 1 January. “Even though we’ve seen a climb in the amount of E10 being used, the October sales still account for only half the mandated volume,” Turner said. “At the start of next year all fuel retailers will be required by law to ensure that up to three percent of their total regular unleaded and ethanol blended petrol sales each quarter are biofuel based. This figure will rise to four percent by 1 July, 2018. “To fulfill the mandate more people would need to take up E10.”

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