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Ethanol use is second nature in Brazil

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Brazil, S.A.

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The gap between rich and poor is wide in Brazil, but its drivers are largely equal at the pump. Day laborers jammed in minivans and professionals motoring solo in air-conditioned comfort can buy gasoline -- or pay about 40 percent less per tank for ethanol.
It is such a no-brain decision that almost everyone fills up with the alcohol-based fuel, produced from endless fields of sugarcane that carpet Latin America's largest nation. And as long as international oil prices stay above US$50 per barrel, ethanol will likely stay on top in Brazil's revolutionary fuel choice experiment.


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