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Government Increases Mandatory Blending Of Fuel With Ethanol To E-20

Government Increases Mandatory Blending Of Fuel With Ethanol To E-20

The Zimbabwean government Tuesday announced that the mandatory blending of fuel with ethanol had increased from E-10 to E-20.

This was announced at a post-Cabinet meeting in Harare by Information and Publicity minister Monica Mutsvangwa, who said:

Cabinet has adopted resumption of petrol blending at E10 from April 25, 2022, which has reduced the pump price of petrol by US$0,04 per litre. The blending will go up to E20 by end of May 2022, which will lead to a higher reduction in the price of petrol by US$0,07 per litre.

Government has, therefore, increased efforts to improve the strategic fuel reserve, with US$40 million worth of fuel having been procured in the last six months. The intention is to maintain at least a 30-day stock cover, which, at the current consumption levels, translates to 150 million litres. This fuel would be released onto the market to plug supply gaps or to stabilise prices

The Senator said the move was meant to cushion motorists from the sharp increase in fuel prices caused by the instability caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, resulting in uncertainty in fuel supplies.

Energy and Power Development Permanent Secretary, Engineer Gloria Magombo early this month said the government had reintroduced fuel blending (last month) as a way of ensuring that prices remain stable in the wake of price hikes on international markets.

Fuel prices jumped in February on international markets, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, and effects were also felt in Zimbabwe.

Magombo said the reintroduction of mandatory petrol blending, which was halted in January due to low ethanol stocks, is one of the identified measures.

She added that ethanol production is improving enabling the government to reintroduce blending.

When mandatory blending of fuel with ethanol was introduced in 2011, consumers complained saying it did not last, while others said their vehicle engines were being damaged. It was abandoned on January 7 this year, only to be resumed last month at E10.

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13 Comments

Asalif 1 month ago

it's cheaper yes but I own a car which has fuel injection I have a VW GTI so if I do funnies I will be a pedestrian no later but sooner because the injection system is expensive more than the car


twabam 1 month ago

chingoshandisai mabhazi e Zupco

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Welcome to the club
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Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Handisi fan yeZANU zvangu but apa vagona


Tkt 1 month ago

Blended fuel is cheaper YES
Blended fuel does not last TRUE
so blending is not actually the solution
The solution at the moment is total removal of Duty on all commodities not locally found

My Best Guess


Don 1 month ago

Dofo, zvasiyanei nekuti bvisai income tax kune wese warikucomplainer kuti salary haisi kukwana

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Machiavelli 1 month ago

Another flawed intervention.

1. 7cents reduction is insignificant.
2. There's no savings from ethanol blending because the higher the blending ratio the higher the fuel consumption. From my own experience E30 blended fuel results in 30% increase in consumption against E92 fuel (inland recommended RSA fuel)
3. Modern vehicles aren't supposed to run on dirty (blended) fuel
4. Sticky ethanol is detrimental to high pressure fuel pumps (the ones installed in fuel tanks)

So blending is false economics


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Correction- E20 blended fuel NOT E30.

chidhori 1 month ago

KANA ZVESE ZVEKU BLAMER ZVAPERA
kunongouya kamfce kachifamb step yenyasha .........
C o V i D 22


Asalif 1 month ago

Hey bana do we get our fuel supplies from Ukraine and Russia it buffles me what trade do we do exactly with these countries as for Russia yes we once bought wheat there


mirror 1 month ago

zvakafanana nenyaya yemafuta..tinorima soya beans muno chibage nenzungu, sunflowers ndizvo zvinobika mafuta
tobva ipapo tinesuface ne zimgold ma companies anobika mafuta but we are hearing them blaming russia and Ukraine for cooking oil prices hikes like really ndikutadza kuzvibatanidza


MuPfungwe Chaiye 1 month ago

Ikapera hondo kunouya masanctions akapera masanctions kunouya ma saboteurs zvikapera izvozvo kunouya zvinouya haaa Zanu hamupererwi


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Ukraine-Russia is now being used as a scapegoat for the regime's total failure. Everything is now caused by Russia's aggression war which Zanu-PF indirectly supported.

Vote for Chamisa. Vote for CCC



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