news on E5 grade fuel
Future availability of "protection grade" E5 fuel for
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Car Weekly has a brief item reporting "Tories: We'll keep
A commitment will be in the Conservative manifesto
for the forthcoming general election.
Classic car enthusiasts'
concerns over higher ethanol levels in petrol tend to focus
on two main areas: technical issues and the future availability
and price of lower ethanol petrol as a "protection grade"
fuel available on forecourts in the UK. The commercial case
for having an E5 97 fuel pump on many forecourts and the price
of that fuel will depend on the realities of customer demand,
consequential sales revenues for fuel station operators, the
logistics of delivering E5 97 to fuel stations and the commercial
viability for a fuel station operator of having a pump set aside
for E5 97. For
a typical classic car enthusiast, like an MGV8 owner doing between
say 2,000 to 4,000 miles pa, the effect of a higher price for
E5 97 of say 15p a litre could be between £38 and £76