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PDA opposes mixing of ethanol with petrol

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Petroleum Dealers Association (PDA) district president M Gopal Rao alleged that oil companies of government sector were mixing ethanol with the petrol...

Khammam: Petroleum Dealers Association (PDA) district president M Gopal Rao alleged that oil companies of government sector were mixing ethanol with the petrol and were supplying to them, due to which they were facing many issues from the customers.

The representatives of Khammam Petroleum Dealers Association on Thursday submitted a representation to Joint Collector T Vinay Krishna Reddy in this regard and explained him about the problems they were facing due to mixing of ethanol with petrol.

Speaking on the occasion, Gopal Rao said with the orders issued by the Central government, the oil companies of government sector were mixing about 10 per cent of ethanol with petrol and were supplying the same to the dealers, who in turn were selling the fuel to customers.

“Because of the natural character of the ethanol, even few drops of water if accidently mixed with the petrol, the entire liquid was changing and looking like water. Using of such kind of petrol is posing a lot of problems to the vehicle owners,” he informed.

He further added that it was because of the presence of 10 per cent ethanol in the petrol, the vehicle owners were facing problems, Gopal Rao pointed out.

Petroleum Dealers Association members Dr N Ravi, Komla Naik, Karthi, K Manjula, Soujanya, Anusha, J Babu, Venkata Narayana, Janardhan, M Ramesh, D Daniel, Premneer Kuma, M Prasad, D Ravi Kuma, Srinivas, Kanakaiah, Prabhu, Chakravarthi and M Pichhaiah were present along with others.

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