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By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Monday, July 9th, Brazil's Minister of Mines and Energy, Edison Lobão said that the government may increase the percentage of ethanol to 25 percent in gasoline sold, if there is sufficient production of ethanol in the country. Currently, gasoline sold at gas stations have twenty percent ethanol.

"If ethanol production continues at a level where it is today, let's keep it at twenty percent. If production improve, we will raise to 25 percent, which is our purpose," said Lobão, in Rio de Janeiro. The minister did . . .

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