Shell Malaysia has launched its new Diesel, and the formulation, which replaces the existing one, is available as of today at all the company’s 900-plus retail stations nationwide.
The improved Shell Diesel with Fuel Economy formula is touted by the company to offer you more kilometres for your buck. Besides improved fuel economy, the fuel features enhanced anti-foaming and anti-corrosion properties and will help keep your engine clean.
Welcoming the new Diesel with Fuel Economy formula.
It is also claimed to offer better combustion, designed to ignite and burn quicker than regular diesel. The best part is that it doesn’t cost a sen more.
No technical specifics on the new diesel were available at the launch, but to a question posed about sulphur content levels on the new Diesel, Shell Malaysia states that the fuel adheres to tolerances within the national legislated levels for diesel, which is still at MS123 standard (with a max permissible sulphur content of 3,000 parts per million) since the proposed move by the Government towards Euro II compliance (500ppm) continues to be suspended.
Good as the introduction of an improved fuel economy diesel is for Malaysian motorists, and Shell is the first to offer a product of such a nature here, it will be interesting to see when Shell Malaysia will introduce something like an Ultra-Low Sulphur Diesel formulation in the country; close to home, Shell Singapore will be rolling out its 50ppm, Euro IV-compliant ULSD fuel in mid-Sept at all its 62 stations offering diesel at the pump, even as the country’s legislation allows for a max of 500ppm for diesel.