05 April 2011 17:53 [Source: ICIS news]
Introduced this year, E10 has proven unpopular with German drivers amid continued fears that it could cause damage to car engines.
The car-drivers lobby, ADAC, said in introducing E10 the oil firms stopped supplying E5 gasoline with 95 RON (research octane number), thus violating of their legal obligation to provide a “fair” alternative for those drivers whose cars cannot run on E10.
With the 95 RON gasoline no longer available, drivers wishing to avoid E10 had to resort to a more expensive 98 RON super gasoline, ADAC said.
The group added that it supports E10. However, while drivers' fears over E10 persist, they should not be forced to fill up on E10 or the more expensive 98 RON gasoline, but rather need to have a fair alternative, it said.
Media officials at
However, in a brief statement MWV said in offering the 98 RON fuel at the pumps, oil firms are acting in compliance with their obligations.
In related news, Shell last week started offering drivers in
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