Shell petrol stations in Bintulu had resumed selling RON97 which retail at RM2.05 in most station.

The supply of RON97 fuel was abruptly taken off the market recently following the introduction of cheaper RON95 (RM1.80) fuel. It created flake among vehicle owners who complaints that the new fuel compromise the performance of their car.

“My car seem to be having less powerful after using the new fuel,” a vehicle owner who want to be anonymous told Bintulu.Org in a random survey yesterday.

Many car owners especially those driving foreign made models said they don’t mind paying a little bit more for the premium RON97 fuel.

Several Shell Station owners in Bintulu also told us, they have resumed selling the pricier RON97 fuel since Sept 7.

In a related news Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Mohzani Abdul Wahab said 23 Shell petrol stations in major towns in Sarawak will continue selling Shell Unleaded 97 to accommodate the high customer demand for it on Thursday.

“With the availability of both the Shell Unleaded 95 and Shell Super Unleaded 97,our customers have an opportunity to choose the fuel that best suits their need.

“But the new fuel will be the main grade fuel in the country in line with the government’s directive,” he said in a statement.

Customers are encouraged to visit Shell Malaysia website www.shell.com.my/unleaded95 to read up on the new Shell Unleaded 95 or call the Shell Customer Service Centre hotline at 1-300-88-1088.

Those in Sarawak, who would like to fuel up with Shell Super Unleaded 97 can visit the Shell website www.shell.com.my for list of stations in the state.