KUALA LUMPUR: Many motorists are switching from RON97 to RON95 petrol even though the new fuel will only be sold throughout the country from Sept 1, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said 90% of RON97 users in Kepong and Selangor, have switched to RON95 while 65% in Putrajaya are now opting for the new fuel.
“This proves that consumers have great confidence in RON95 and the demand for it has been encouraging,” said Ismail Sabri during the launch of Shell’s Unleaded 95 petrol at the Shell Alisha station along the Federal Highway yesterday.
The station is the fourth outlet to sell RON95 petrol after two Petronas stations in Putrajaya and another in Kepong.
“The ministry will continue to carry out awareness campaigns so consumers will understand the need to switch to it,” Ismail Sabri said.
He said RON95, which was suitable for all vehicles, produced less emissions, provided more power and helped the public save money.
Earlier in Putrajaya, Ismail Sabri met representatives from hypermarkets and bumiputra small and medium industries (SMIs) over issues relating to locally-made products sold at hypermarkets.
The complaints included a lack of diverse choice of products, hidden charges imposed on producers, late credit terms and damaged goods.
He said the ministry would organise business-matching shows at hypermarkets to forge closer ties between the two sides.