Ethiopia: E10 Petroleum Coming in Weeks
by Hayal Alemayehu (NewsDire) The government is schedule to increase the proportion of ethanol being blended in benzene to 10 percent beginning March 7. For over a year now, the benzene that has been in use in Addis Ababa and its environs has been a blend of five percent ethanol and 95 percent benzene -commonly known as E5 in the oil market.
…The E10 will initially be distributed in Addis Ababa and its environs and may later make it nationwide if oil companies operating in the country overhaul their depot scattered across the country and build new ones before the year winds up.
With Metehara Sugar Factory joining Fincha in the production of ethanol, there is a potential to cover the 10 percent mix for nationwide consumption, according to Ephrem. READ MORE