Oil companies prepare for stricter blending rules

Chevron Spokesman Mark C. Quebral told a briefing yesterday the bioethanol-blended fuel would become available in more than 500 stations nationwide by the end of the year.

Chevron, like its competitors, has just started selling gasoline with 10% ethanol blend (E-10). The law requires oil companies to sell cleaner fuel starting next month.

Chevron said key terminals and depots that include Poro in La Union, Sasa in Davao City, Lapu-Lapu in Cebu, Batangas and Pandacan, Manila will start blending and distributing E-10 fuel within the quarter. At present, only 60 out of Chevron’s 840 stations sells the E-10.

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