Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) recently announced a change that increases the maximum content of ethanol in gasoline to 10% from 5.8%.

The reform does not extend to the cities of Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City. Mexico allowed the use of ethanol in its fuel supplies, except in its three largest metropolitan areas, in August 2016.

US ethanol organisations welcomed the change in a joint statement. The Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) president and chief executive Bob Dinneen said that by permitting the use of E10, Mexico will have blend levels consistent with these in the US and Canada, which will help to drive trade and investment in its ethanol fuel sector.

He also expressed hope that the Mexican Institute of Petroleum will soon conclude its study of the merits of E10 blends and that this will lead to allowing E10 in all regions of the country.


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