Shell Diesel Extra now available in Australia

The introduction of Shell’s Diesel Extra to the Australian market is now complete. It was developed over a three-year period in laboratories around the globe to help benefit the commercial road transport sector and is designed to deliver fuel savings of up to three per cent over the lifetime of a vehicle compared to regular diesel.

In addition to fuel savings, Shell Diesel Extra is designed to help reduce CO2 emissions, improve engine performance, prevent fuel system corrosion, reduce foaming, and reduce maintenance costs. Mick Pattinson, Shell Australia’s Senior Fuels and Lubricants Technical Advisor, says, “Shell Diesel Extra should help the transport sector improve fuel efficiency and reduce their maintenance costs.”

John Kingwill, owner of Kingwill Bulk Logistics and Shell Card customer, has been in the transport industry for 15 years and knows what a big difference a good fuel can make. “Since we started using Diesel Extra for our fleet, we’ve been getting more kilometres to the litre, the motors are running smoother and the drivers are saying they’re getting more power,” he explains. “A standard run for us is around 400 kms – so it’s a big difference on the bottom line.”

To make Shell Diesel Extra more readily available to customers, Shell has invested $5 million on upgrading its retail network this year. Diesel Extra is now available to approved customers at five Shell terminals around the country, including Newport (VIC), Parramatta (NSW), Pinkenba and Townsville (QLD), and Kalgoorie (WA). It is also available at 66 Shell branded service stations, including Coles Express sites, dealer owned sites and unmanned truck stops in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

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