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2013-11-21 14:39

MEN BEHIND THE SCENES: From left are Sasol Oil's retail manager Mohamed Carrim, sales manager Thabiet Booley, MD Alan Cameron and technical manager Thomas Kock. Image: SASOL

Sasolburg - Sasol has launched what is says is the lowest sulphur content diesel fuel in South Africa at 10ppm "to meet the demands of modern engines". The previous "cleanest" was 50ppm.

Tturbodiesel ULS, Sasol says, has the detergent and lubricating properties needed to keep the engine and fuel-injection system clean and protecte and exhausts cleaner

The fuel is "guaranteed" to contain 10 or less ppm sulphur to allow engines fitted with exhaust treatment devices to operate freely in South Africa and will require less regeneration effort (less fuel consumed) to keep such devices active.


Mohamed Carrim, retail manager at Sasol Oil, told Wheels24: “We are continuously looking for ways to enhance our products to enable the latest technology vehicles to be introduced to South Africa. It is indeed a milestone for Sasol and South Africa."

A statement from Sasol said that as the pump price of diesel was not regulated retailers could price to it to reflect its superior quality. "The price of 10ppm diesel is not listed in South Africa so it will be benchmarked against the published price of 50ppm diesel."

Here's how Sasol sees the new fuel benefiting owners of diesel-powered vehicles: less than 10ppm of sulphur, cleaner engines and fuel systems, better acceleration, lower fuel consumption.

Carrim added: "The fuel is  suitable for all diesel vehicles, from the latest technology to older generation models, with and without turbocharging.

“Its advanced detergent action prevents or removes deposit build-up to let engines operate at optimum efficiency and sustain optimum fuel consumption over time. Continued use will maintain new fuel systems and clean dirty fuel systems."

The fuel is, for now, available only at 78 places in Gauteng and Mpumalanga. Other areas will be supplied through 2014 and 2015.

We've asked Sasol for the price but are still awaiting a reply.

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