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Sabah the first to try Shell’s new diesel
Published on: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
By: Jonathan Nicholas
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Sabah the first to try Shell’s new diesel
Masidi (second right) with Seow (right), Siti (second left) and Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Shairan Huzani Husain (left).
Kota Kinabalu: Shell launches its new and improved FuelSave Diesel in Sabah, the first state in the country to enjoy up to a claimed extra 19km of mileage per tank.

Speaking at the launch event at Shell Plaza on Monday, General Manager of Mobility Malaysia, Seow Lee Ming said, Sabah and Sarawak are the right states to benefit where diesel is popular.

“East Malaysia is a very important market with a long history dating more than 100 years. This is a testament to commitment not only in Sabah but the whole East Malaysia,” she said.

Seow said one of the oldest Shell gas stations in Kota Kinabalu is the one at Kampung Air owned by Hock Hoe Hin Hong Kee Sdn Bhd. 

The Federal Cabinet last week implemented a targeted diesel subsidy involving consumers in Peninsular Malaysia.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said it will not involve consumers in Sabah and Sarawak as it is used in almost all vehicles there.

Last year, Shell had established a commitment of “Better By Far” during the launch of Shell FuelSave 95.

The advanced formulation Seow said came after half a decade of extensive research and testing conducted by 120 passionate scientists.

She said it is capable of removing up to 65% of harmful engine deposits and protect against future

“FuelSave Diesel now comes with a ‘double-action’ deposit targeting additive that removes harmful deposits and protects engine condition,” she said.

Shell further fuel the excitement by giving East Malaysians a chance to win 19 months of free Shell FuelSave Diesel every week, from 1 June till 15 July 2024 for every minimum purchase of RM60 via the Shell App.

Co-officiating the launch was Sabah Finance Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun who is also Sabah Maju Jaya Energy (SMJE) Sdn Bhd Chairman.

Just last week, a signing ceremony took place between the Sabah Government via SMJE and Shell International Eastern Trading Company (SIETCO, a business owned by Shell Eastern Trading (Pte) Ltd).

It was for the extension of the ongoing Sales & Purchase Agreement (SPA) for the lifting of crude oil cargo at the Labuan Crude Oil Terminal (LCOT) currently from Sabah Government’s 50 per cent interest in the Samarang PSC for up to 3 years from June 2024 onwards.

“Today’s launch at Plaza Shell is a testament that Shell continues to have a strong presence in Sabah.

“In fact, both SMJE and Shell are neighbours in this building! I hope to see Shell and SMJE strengthening their relationship further in the years to come,” he said.

In his speech he said the Gumusut-Kakap platform provides up to 30 percent of the country’s crude oil output.

Shell Malaysia Country Chairperson, Siti Hurrairah Sulaiman meanwhile said Gumusut-Kakap and Malikai are two two largest oil producing facilities in Malaysia with the former being number one in the country and number three in the region.

“Sabah and Sarawak are very important states when it comes to oil and gas thanks to upstream operations. We appreciate all the support given,” she said, adding that all Shell diesel carrying fuel sites are using the new formulation.

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