Harare - The Zimbabwean government has relaxed the blending of petrol to 10% from 15% due to the shortage of ethanol, according to Energy Minister Dzikamai Mavhaire.
In a statement, Mavhaire said the shortages were caused by "recent rains that have made it impossible to harvest cane for ethanol production".
Mavhaire said blending will be relaxed until adequate stocks have been built.
Meanwhile, Tongaat Hulett owned-Triangle has been roped in to mitigate supply constraints by putting its ethanol on the market for three months.
Under the current policy, all ethanol requirements must be supplied by Green Fuel.
This requirement has however been challenged in the Constitutional Court as it is said to be anti-competitive.