Vietnam will replace RON 92 gasoline with the E5 fuel, containing 5% ethanol, from the start of next year, the country's Ministry of Industry and Trade confirmed this week.

From January 1, 2018, only E5 and RON 95 gasoline will be sold on the national market. The measure is designed to ensure energy security and lower emissions.

E5 was introduced in seven provinces in the country in 2014, and, according to the announcement, the lack of customer complaints proves the fuel is safe for engines.

Vietnam will have three ethanol plants in operation in January, to which a fourth one will be added in the first quarter of 2018, supplying enough ethanol to meet market demand, the statement says.

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