As many as 45 out of 92 petrol stations in the central city of Da Nang has officially sold bio-fuel E5 and Mogas 95, according the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.

The bio-fuel, which is made up of unleaded gasoline and 5 percent ethanol, replaced the traditional Mogas 92 at all filling stations in Da Nang from November 1.

Da Nang is among seven pilot localities to distribute the environmental-friendly fuel in accordance with the Prime Minister’s recent decision.

Earlier from September 1, the central province of Quang Ngai took the lead in the sale of E5-RON 92.

Hanoi will also officially sell bio-fuel E5 at 42 filling stations from next month.

From December 1, 2015 onwards, the fuel will be sold at all filling stations nationwide.

According to the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), the total consumption of E5-RON 92 nationwide between August 2010 and August 2014 reached 105,940 cu.m. In the first eight months of this year, the volume hit 31,000 cu.m, equivalent to the figure of the whole 2013.-VNA