Caltex welcomes confirmation of consumer
advice on suitability of ethanol petrol blends
March 08, 2007
Caltex has welcomed today's release by the Minister for the
Environment and Water Resources Malcolm Turnbull of a study by
Orbital Australia on the suitability of ethanol petrol blends for
use in motor vehicles.
"The Orbital study confirms that advice being provided to motorists
by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries is accurate,"
Caltex General Manager Marketing Mark Burrowes said. "Caltex uses
this advice to inform its customers on whether they can safely use
Caltex E10 Unleaded petrol.
"The outcome of the study means that consumers can have full
confidence in the advice provided by Caltex on the use of E10
Unleaded. Most new vehicles and many older vehicles can use E10
"Consumer confidence is one of the essential elements to increasing
the use of ethanol blend petrol in Australia. Information on the
suitability of E10 Unleaded for use in vehicles is provided on the
Caltex website www.caltex.com.au and at service stations.
"Caltex has a network of 138 service stations selling E10 Unleaded
in regional and metropolitan locations in Queensland, NSW and the
ACT. Caltex is committed to expansion of E10 Unleaded sales and
continuing to meet its annual targets under the Australian
Government's Biofuels Action Plan.
"Caltex is also committed to increasing the use of biodiesel and
Caltex New Generation Diesel containing 2 per cent biodiesel is
being distributed to over 160 NSW service stations from Caltex's
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