Tag: E5

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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Vietnamese drivers prefer premium fuels to E5

Vietnamese drivers prefer premium fuels to E5

August 7, 2018 |

In Vietnam, Platts reports that similar to the reaction of Australian drivers with the introduction of E10, drivers in Vietnam are preferring to fill up with 95 octane gasoline rather than 92 octane that has 5% ethanol despite the lower price. The preference for E0 fuels has prompted additional imports of gasoline rather than reducing […]

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Vietnam raising environmental tax on petrol, affects biofuel

Vietnam raising environmental tax on petrol, affects biofuel

April 29, 2018 |

In Vietnam, the Ministry of Finance’s amendment to the Environment Protection Tax Law is drawing protests from biofuel producers as it impacts E5. Starting in July, every liter of petrol will be charged an additional VND1,000 in environmental tax. Tran The Truyen, CEO of Saigon Petro, told VietNamNet Bridge, that if the tax rates are […]

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Indian 2018 budget looks to drop excise duty on E5

Indian 2018 budget looks to drop excise duty on E5

February 7, 2018 |

In India, the finance ministry has proposed in the 2018 national budget an elimination of road and infrastructure taxes under excise duty from E5 at the pump. The move would reduce the pump cost for 5% ethanol blended gasoline in an attempt to boost consumption of the fuel. Other state and national taxes applied to […]

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Bangladesh heads towards E5 with waste feedstocks only

Bangladesh heads towards E5 with waste feedstocks only

January 3, 2018 |

In Bangladesh, the government has approved an E5 blending mandate in response to local demand for building ethanol production plants. A notice was published in the national gazette December 12 advising interested party to begin developing the plants but only crop waste feedstocks will be allowed under the new policy. Ethanol produced is to be […]

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Vietnam’s E5 blending mandate will be a challenge for smaller fuel retailers

Vietnam’s E5 blending mandate will be a challenge for smaller fuel retailers

October 19, 2017 |

In Vietnam, although the government is confident domestic ethanol production will be sufficient to supply the E5 blending mandate coming into force in January, and that major fuel retailers have put measures in place to sell the blend, it is concerned that smaller fuel retailers don’t have the financial capacity to invest in the additional […]

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E5 Biofuel Requirement in Vietnam Deadline Approaches

E5 Biofuel Requirement in Vietnam Deadline Approaches

July 8, 2017 |

In Vietnam, the Ministry of Industry and Trade is not extending the January 1, 2018 deadline for petrol wholesalers to switch to E5 biofuel made from cassava. The E5 biofuel requirement is an attempt by the government to hit two birds with one stone – protect the environment and rely less on fossil fuels and […]

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Vietnam sets E5 mandate for December 31

Vietnam sets E5 mandate for December 31

June 12, 2017 |

In Vietnam, the government has set December 31 as the new date for implementing its E5 mandate after several false starts at converting the voluntary blending scheme into a mandate. The delay in implementation has weighed heavily on the industry, forcing most plants to shut down completely or run at very low rates. Price controls […]

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Bangladesh under fire for E5 plans

Bangladesh under fire for E5 plans

May 1, 2017 |

In Bangladesh, critics are slamming the government’s new policy to blend 5% ethanol from corn, molasses and broken rice, claiming that doing so will increase food security in the grain net importing country. Currently the country imports about half of its annual corn demand from the US and Brazil that mostly goes towards animal feed. […]

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