JB03_121114_DIESEL EURO5

The implementation of Euro 5 fuels will benefit the country in the near future. Natural resources and environment minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said that the eventual switch to fuels adhering to the European emission standard by 2025 will result in improved air quality through reduced vehicle-based pollution, Bernama reports.

“Euro 5 will benefit our country because it encourages the use of refined fuel and therefore reduce carbon emission,” he told reporters.

He said that the standards will be implemented in stages, with Euro 5 grade petrol only due to be fully introduced across the country in 2025, as gazetted. The implementation, he added, will need some adjustments, especially by industry players.

Euro 5 grade diesel is already available in selected locations in the country – the fuel was first introduced in Johor in November 2014, but can now be found in the Klang Valley and certain petrol stations in Perak. Further expansion in Perak as well as Penang and Pahang is due.

Currently, RON 97 petrol has gone the Euro 4 route, and this is set to be followed by Euro 4 RON 95 petrol in October 2018. The full switch to Euro 5 RON 95 and RON 97 is scheduled for September 2025. As for diesel, the full introduction of Euro 5 standard diesel nationwide will be in September 2020.