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Ethanol-blended petrol price should be brought down: Bengal Minister

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Demanding a price reduction for ethanol-blended petrol, on Saturday said the state would take steps to create awareness among consumers about the blended petrol being sold to them.

"Petrol pumps must have displays informing customers that how much is blended with petrol. I have requested Indian Oil to put up such displays in its petrol pumps where mixed petrol is sold. This is to aware customers about what they are buying. Let the people have a choice," he said.

Pandey also said pure petrol is being sold at an extra price in some of the petrol pumps.

His comments came at a time when the price of fuel has been soaring in the domestic market.

"Ideally, price of the fuel should be reduced when the is being blended with petrol. Unfortunately, it is not getting reflected in the price. I have written to the petroleum ministry raising the issue," he said on the sidelines of an event organised by the and Industry.

Ethanol being a absorbs water and affects the mileage of the vehicle, the said.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 21:02 IST
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