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RON95 petrol at RM1.75 per litre from Sept

PUTRAJAYA, 12 May 2009: The sale of RON95 petrol at RM1.75 per litre will be implemented from 1 Sept as an alternative to RON97 whose price will be increased to RM2.00 per litre.

At the same time, RON97 would be made a premium product while RON92 would be removed from the market, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He also said that in view of its status as a premium product, the price of RON97 would not be controlled by the government unlike RON95 that would become a fixed-price product.

“Although the price of RON95 is quite high compared to RON92 which is being sold at RM1.70 per litre, it is of higher quality and in terms of performance, it is far better than RON92,” he told reporters after launching RON97 here today.

He said RON95 could be used for all vehicles including imported luxury cars.  

“All cars can use RON95 including the high-powered, branded and so on. If before this, cars of these types used RON97, now they can switch to cheaper RON95,” he said.

He said the higher RON97 price in the market should not make the people panic because RON95 offers about the same quality and performance.

“The relevant government agencies support the sale of RON95,” he said and added that the government would continue providing subsidy on the sale of petrol at three sen per litre. — Bernama

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5 Responses to “RON95 petrol at RM1.75 per litre from Sept”

  1. Eric says:

    Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said RON95 “is of higher quality and in terms of performance, it is far better than RON92″.

    This is the calibre of BN ministers who do not even understand what they are talking about. The RON has nearly nothing to do with quality.

  2. Jon says:

    Rubbish. Car engines are tuned to use fuels of a certain octane rating (RON). A higher RON rating is not better if your engine isn’t tuned to use it. The average Malaysian car is tuned to use a fuel of RON91.

    I can only see this move as a way to justify increase in fuel prices. And weren’t the prices of crude rather low this week and the week before?

  3. kwchap says:

    Totally agreed with Jon. Most important is whether our cars can use it or not. Whether it’s of high quality or not is not important la.

    What can be said here. Government has two mouths. What they say is always right even if it’s wrong. They just put the word ‘premium’ next to the whatever RON petrol and increase to price to ‘blind’ all the rakyat.

  4. just pay says:

    To Eric and Jon, no need to make a big fuss out of a mere few cents difference, it does not make you millionaires, even if you save the few cents until you die. Unless of course, some of you indirectly own some petrol company.

  5. Siva says:

    What subsidy? The government has been making money for quite some time now. The fact is we are already paying extra into the BN coffers so again, what is BN talking about.


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