In a confirmation of the planned roll-out for the Euro 4M RON 95 petrol, the domestic trade and consumer affairs ministry (KPDNHEP) has said that the Euro 4M-grade petrol will be made available from January next year, Bernama reported.

“The (Euro 4M) RON 95 petrol is of higher quality and the consumers will be able to enjoy it starting next year,” the ministry’s secretary-general Datuk Muez Abd Aziz said, adding that the new fuel has benefits for the environment as it reduces smoke production.

Industry players are preparing for the sale of the new petrol with works being carried out at depots and retail stations, he added, also noting that the ministry has gained the cooperation of companies such as Shell, Petronas and Petron for the implementation of the initiative.

The introduction of the higher-quality RON 95 petrol is one of the efforts towards achieving the goal of the National Green Technology Policy 2009, which is to reduce environmental pollution and its impact of public health, domestic trade and consumer affairs minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said previously.

The goal of reducing environmental pollution is also the 39th promise in the Pakatan Harapan manifesto, he said. Meanwhile, action will be taken against any company found to violate these directives under the Environmental Quality Act 1974, Muez said.

The roadmap towards increasing fuel quality was first introduced in 2006, which is part of the National Green Technology Policy 2009. Now, consumers have access to Euro 4M-grade RON 97 petrol, which was introduced in September 2015, and Euro 5 diesel which was introduced in November 2014, ahead of its gazetted date in September 2020.