Shell FuelSave Euro 5 Diesel-6

Shell Malaysia has finally launched its FuelSave Euro 5 diesel outside Johor, with five Shell stations offering the fuel initially (more to follow). For those who favour a higher-grade fuel for their diesel engines, you’ll want to head on over to these stations at the NKVE-Damansara Highway north-bound (Selangor), Tapah rest stop (Perak), Tanjung Malim layby (Perak), Bandar Ayer Keroh (Melaka) and the Pasir Gudang Highway 2 (Johor).

With an unregulated price of RM2.00 per litre, the Shell FuelSave Euro 5 diesel is 10 sen per litre more than the regular Euro 2M diesel. However, the fuel has a lower sulphur content of only 10 parts per million (ppm), compared to 500 ppm for the current Euro 2M diesel. This bodes well with current diesel engines in reducing the emissions of harmful pollutants.

Shell FuelSave Diesel Euro 5 also features Active Efficiency Ingredients, which is designed to improve engine efficiency and fuel economy. It also has a special detergent designed to maintain engine condition by helping prevent the build-up of injector deposits.

Shell Malaysia also announced a partnership with BMW Group Malaysia to promote the importance of fuel efficiency and emissions responsibility on the road. The German marque has been a strong advocate for the introduction of Euro 5 grade fuel since 2009, when it introduced its fleet of diesel vehicles as part of the BMW EfficientDynamics programme.

The introduction of the Shell Euro 5 diesel here means the Dutch energy company now joins BHPetrol in offering Euro 5 diesel to customers outside Johor, with the latter introducing the fuel earlier in August 2015.

Keep in mind that the availability of Euro 5 diesel is not mandated by the Government, meaning it is at the fuel provider’s initiative to supply the higher-grade fuel in select locations. For instance, Shell, Petronas and BHPetrol has been offering Euro 5 diesel in Johor long before it did so in the Klang Valley. In our earlier report, the government has gazetted that Euro 5 diesel will be available nationwide from September 1, 2020.