The consumption of the traditional gasoline and ethanol blend E5 has been reported highly increase at several filling stations in Ho Chi Minh City ahead of a wide sale beginning December 1.
Several filling stations' owners reported that they have prepared 4,000-5,000 liters of gasoline E5 a day recently instead of only 2,000 as they used to.
Mr. Nguyen Minh Hai, manager of a filling station in Phan Huy Ich Street, Ward 14, Go Vap District, said that they sell about 15,000 liters of gasoline E5 a month, an increase of 2,000-3,000 liters over normal.
From December 1 onwards, gasoline E5 will be widely sold at 58 filling stations in HCMC in accordance with the Government plan to market the blend in seven provinces and cities including Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho, Quang Ngai and Ba Ria – Vung Tau.
HCMC has proposed the Government to study tax and fee cuts to encourage businesses and residents to consume the bio fuel.