In response to an avid response from consumers and gasoline retailers, Puma Energy Caribe, LLC. announced Thursday it will offer gasoline with ethanol in more than 270 service stations across Puerto Rico.
It will be available in both regular and premium gas at an E10 level. In May, Puma launched its “Puma-e” pilot program, which offered consumers a new fuel option that is recognized worldwide for being friendly to the environment.
“It’s with great satisfaction that we’re announcing that due to the great reception given to our ‘Puma-e’ initiative, we’re expanding this environmentally friendly alternative fuel to all our service stations this, reaffirming our commitment to offer new alternatives to Puerto Ricans,” said Víctor Domínguez, general manager of Puma Energy Caribe, LLC.
Through “Puma-e,” the company introduced the use of ethanol in its regular gasoline, at a concentration of less than 10 percent, the maximum amount allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates the use of fuel. All vehicles manufactured since 1980 are designed to run on gasoline blended with up to 10 percent or less of ethanol.
Puma then began delivering the availability of the gasoline blend to more service stations, properly identifying the product for the benefit of consumers.
“Ethanol is a clean burning, high octane fuel, which reduces emissions and helps keep the engine clean. It is the only renewable fuel available now,” Domínguez said.