E10 Demand

This afternoon, I dropped by three Shell gas stations looking for E10. They all had none. On the third one, I gave up and decided to just top up with regular unleaded. As I was filling up, I chatted with the pump operator and he mentioned that a lot of people are loading up with E10, including even tricycles. Guess the price of gasoline is now at the point where people will actually look for, even demand, alternative fuels. It looks like we can expect an increase in the number of fuel-sipping diesel and hybrid cars. Currently there’s only the Ford Focus and the Hyundai Getz diesels out there. We can also expect more biodiesel and ethanol mixed with our diesel and gasoline, respectively. I sure hope alternative fuels continue gaining momentum so that we can finally bid greedy OPEC goodbye.