Thailand wants to make gasohol E20, the blend containing 20% ethanol, the primary petrol product sold at the pump, the country’s energy minister said last week, as cited by local media.

As part of that plan, E10 is to be phased out of the market.

The Energy Business Department will study the impact of the move to E20 before any final decision is made. It has already initiated meetings with oil traders.

A timeframe for the change has not been set yet. More details are expected after B10 becomes the primary diesel product in early 2020.

At present, demand for gasohol E20 in Thailand stands at 8 to 9 million litres a day, the Bangkok Post said, citing estimates by the department.

The high-ethanol blend E85 is also available in Thailand.


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