BUENOS AIRES, April 17 (Reuters) - Diesel fuel sold in Argentina will include a bigger proportion of biodiesel, the government decided this month as part of its push to conserve gasoline after the country's main refinery was damaged by fire in early April. By June 1, diesel sold at Argentine gas stations will include 10 percent biodiesel, up from the current 7 percent, according to a government rule issued on April 8 and seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The South American grains powerhouse is a major producer of soybean, which are used to make biodiesel. The increase in the use of the fuel comes after flash floods sparked a fire at the La Plata refinery, owned by state-controlled oil company YPF early this month. The refinery is working at less-than-full capacity while the fire damage is repaired. (Reporting by Nicolas Misculin, writing by Hugh Bronstein; editing by Sofina Mirza-Reid)
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