In December, Intergas, in a partnership with Nigerian alternative energy company THLD Group, started preparing autogas for the Zimbabwe market.
The autogas system allows a motorist to choose between gasoline or autogas as a main source for fuel.
The December 2019 World LPG Association Global Roadmap for Autogas report said autogas is the most popular alternative to gasoline and diesel for passenger cars and vans worldwide, and that the clean-burning fuel is made up of chemically simple and pure hydrocarbons, mixing easily with air and allowing almost complete combustion.
The latest government statistics from the Energy and Power Development Ministry in Zimbabwe show the country has a daily gasoline and diesel demand of more than 871,000 gallons and over 1.1 million gallons, respectively, which requires foreign currency to import.
The local SouthWestern Energy Association confirmed to Zenger News that of the 709 fuel stations in Zimbabwe, more than 260 of these were not getting any foreign currency allocations to import fuel.