Caltex begins Australian ethanol fuel trial

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SYDNEY, May 20 (Reuters) - Oil major Caltex Australia Ltd on Tuesday announced a trial use of ethanol in petrol after an earlier effort to introduce the fuel additive failed under media claims it might damage car engines. Caltex said its ethanol-blended gas would be available for six months at five service stations in Cairns, Queensland. Jeet Bindra, Caltex's managing director, said the trial was aimed at getting wider acceptance of the fuel additive. The oil company denounced what it ...

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