Government issues license to buy ethanol from Triangle Ltd

Government issues license to buy ethanol from Triangle Ltd 1

By Gift Phiri Zimbabwe’s state oil company has issued a license to buy ethanol from the Zimbabwe unit of South African firm Tongaat Hulett to be blended with petrol, weeks after President Emmerson Mnangagwa called for higher use of the sugarcane by-product to help stem a worsening fuel crisis. Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Zera) has decreed that every litre of fuel sold must be mixed with a percentage of cleaner-burning ethanol, though only about 15 percent blending is done now. Presidential spokesman George Charamba confirmed to…

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Travellers stranded as fuel crisis grows

Travellers stranded as fuel crisis grows 2

By Pauline Hurungudo The double whammy of biting fuel shortages and steep transport fares is leaving thousands of commuters stranded — forcing many of them to hitch precarious rides on lorries and pick-up trucks, in the latest desperate scenes to afflict long-suffering Zimbabweans. File picture of a bus at Mbare Musika in Harare This comes as most commuter omnibus and long distance buses are spending endless and often fruitless hours queuing for diesel at the country’s dry filling stations. Zimbabwe has, for a long time now, been struggling to pay its…

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