Public and private sector discuss end of benzene octane 91 sales


BANGKOK, 30 June 2012  – Mr. Ruengsak Thitiratsakul, Deputy Director of the Petroleum Institute of Thailand, has made public that a group composed of members of the public and private sectors are studying the effects of ceasing sales of benzene octane 91. The working group consists of concerned parties from the Department of Energy Business, the Petroleum Institute of Thailand, refinery owners, oil warehouse owners, and gas station owners.

The group is investigating the feasibility of ending the sale of benzene octane 91 on October 1, in accordance with the resolution passed by the Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO). The group is currently awaiting reports from entrepreneurs on possible consequences and the possibility of ending sale of benzene octane 91 before the planned date.

The findings in the report must be presented to Mr. Arak Chonlatanon, Minister of Energy, for his consideration on whether or not to cease benzene octane 91 sales by October 1.