Vehicle fuel prices in Asia have increased sharply over the last year and are expected to continue rising. Many governments throughout the region are subsidising fuel costs but have insufficient resources to maintain their grants indefinitely.
“The impact of higher vehicle fuel prices has been especially severe in South East Asia,” said Richard Lilleystone, CEO of Gazasia. “Public transport is essential to the workforce. Rising fuel costs have a direct impact on transport value and food prices, which of course has the greatest impact on those least able to afford it.”
The use of biomethane as a vehicle fuel is growing across the world, and particularly in South East Asia. It is an economical option and has a positive impact on air quality. Moreover, waste organic material is abundant and inexhaustible, making the fuel sustainable and unaffected by the sort of geopolitical events that impact on oil-based fuels and lead to price volatility.