All Brazil's cars to use ethanol
Sunday 11 December 2011
Two thirds of all cars in Brazil are fuelled with ethanol, said the chief executive of Petrobras, José Sergio Gabrielli, speaking last week at the World's 20th Petroleum Conference, in Doha, Qatar.
Gabrielli, head of the third-biggest Brazilian oil producer, said the company is increasing its ethanol production and predicts all cars in Brazil will soon be running on ethanol, while also exploring new oil fields.
More than 5,000 delegates, including 500 speakers, and oil and energy ministers from 50 states around the world, attended the Doha conference.
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