Kuala Lumpur, August 24, 2009 – Chevron Malaysia Limited (“Chevron”), which operates the retail brand Caltex™, confirmed today that all Caltex™ petrol and diesel offerings across its nationwide network of more than 420 service stations will be EURO2M specifications compliant by September 1, 2009.
“In support of the Government’s call to implement EURO2M specifications by September 1, Chevron has made an early move to ensure all Caltex™ products, whether RON95, RON97 or diesel, meet EURO2M specifications and our own stringent product integrity requirements. As the final decision on pricing is determined by the government, Caltex diesel will continue to be retailed at the current price until further government direction,” said Jeremy Oh, Country Chairman, Chevron Malaysia Limited.
Euro fuel standards or specifications are intended to manage fuel quality or parameters that are known to have the potential to impact adversely on the environment. Some of these parameters are density, sulphur, benzene, aromatics, distillation and so forth. For Malaysia, where “M” denotes “modified”, the most significant specification revision is the change from 3,000 parts per million (ppm) of sulphur to 500 ppm. This modification should contribute to improvements in the quality of air.
Last week, Caltex™ unveiled its RON95 offering, Premium 95 with Techron®, which will also be progressively rolled out at all service stations by September 1. In line with its new naming convention, Caltex’s existing RON97 offering Gold with Techron® has been renamed Premium 97 with Techron®.