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Fact Check : FREE Petronas Petrol This February?

Fact Check : FREE Petronas Petrol This February?

A picture claiming that Petronas is giving away FREE petrol this February has gone viral!

Take a look at the viral picture, and find out why it’s just a joke!

 

Fact Check : FREE Petronas Petrol This February?

This is the picture that has gone viral on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.

It claims that Petronas is giving away FREE petrol on 29 and 30 February at all of their petrol stations!

 

FREE Petronas Petrol This February? It’s Just A Joke!

As we pointed out recently, February 2021 is not unique. However, this is just an Internet joke.

There is no 29 February or 30 February. There are only 28 days in February 2021.

It looks like many people do not realise that, considering the number of times we received this picture from people who are excited about getting free petrol!

Sadly, this is yet another Internet joke / hoax. Petronas is NOT giving away free petrol.

And consider this for a second – why would Petronas give away petrol? And why in February?

 

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Latest MySejahtera SOP For Petrol Stations : To Scan Or Not?

Senior Minister for Security Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaacob just issued an updated MySejahtera SOP for petrol stations.

Please make sure you understand the new SOP, and share it out with your family and friends!

 

Scan MySejahtera At Petrol Stations, Or Get Fined RM1K?

While CPRC (Crisis Preparedness and Respose Centre) from the Ministry of Health has said that it is not necessary to scan MySejahtera at petrol stations, the police insist that it is mandatory.

In fact, Bukit Aman CID Deputy Director DCP Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed that you must register MySejahtera at the petrol station, even if you do not enter the convenience store!

Malaysians were thoroughly confused by two competing narratives, and a slew of news reports that flip-flopped on the issue.

 

Latest MySejahtera SOP For Petrol Stations : To Scan Or Not?

At around 6 PM on 10 November 2020, Senior Minister for Security Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri, issued an updated SOP on the use of MySejahtera in petrol stations in this press conference.

Here is a summary of the updated MySejahtera SOP for petrol stations :

MUST Scan MySejahtera / Register Manually

  • Making payments or purchases inside the petrol station’s convenience store.
  • Using the ATM machine inside the petrol station’s convenience store.
  • Using the petrol station’s toilet or surau.
  • Sending your car to the petrol station’s workshop.
  • Sending your car for a manual car wash.

DO NOT Need To Scan MySejahtera / Register Manually

  • Self-serving at the pump, and paying using their credit or debit cards or online app.
  • Paying the cashier through the pigeonhole.
  • Self-inflating your own tyres.
  • Using the auto car wash, unless you are paying inside the petrol station’s convenience store.
Scan MySejahtera or
Register Manually?
Making payments inside the petrol station store YES
Making purchases from the convenience store YES
Using the toilet or surau YES
Sending car to petrol station’s workshop YES
Sending car for manual car wash YES
Self-serving at pump, and
paying with credit / debit card / mobile app
NO
Paying cashier through pigeonhole NO
Inflating tyres with air NO
Driving car through auto car wash NO

 

MySejahtera : Why Use It At Petrol Stations?

MySejahtera is a mobile app developed by the Malaysian government. It serves as a contact tracing tool, as well as a way to disseminate verified information on COVID-19 in Malaysia.

Its users can log their movements by quickly and simply scanning a QR code at public places. This is a safer option to signing a logbook, because you won’t need to touch the logbook or use a shared pen.

Even though petrol pumps in Malaysia are generally self-served, petrol stations are high traffic public areas with pump attendants and employees, as well as other customers, who may be infected.

Registering your visit with MySejahtera at the petrol station will allow the authorities to quickly and accurately perform contact tracing if any infected person was at the petrol station.

 

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Fact Check : Does The LPG Gas Tank Pressure Test Work?

Can we determine which brands are cheating their customers using the LPG gas tank pressure test?

A viral video shows how LPG gas tanks from various brands have different pressures, suggesting gas fraud.

Take a look at the video for yourself, and find out if that LPG gas tank pressure test actually works!

 

LPG Gas Tank Pressure Test Proves Fraud?

In the viral video, a man lined up gas tanks from six different brands – MyGaz, Mira Gas, Petron, Petronas, BHP and Solar Gas.

He then tears off their cap seals and checks their pressure with a pressure gauge, noting how different LPG gas tanks have different tank pressures.

Although he does not directly claim there was gas fraud, it’s implied in the video.

 

The LPG Gas Tank Pressure Test : It Works But There’s No Fraud

While we do not believe the video is fraudulent, it is nevertheless MISLEADING.

The amount of LPG in each gas tank is determined by WEIGHT, not pressure. So the video itself, while interesting, is of no consequence.

The LPG gas tank pressure test may be accurate, but it’s NOT an indicator of how much gas is inside each tank.

And here are the reasons why…

Reason #1 : LPG Gas Is Sold By Weight, NOT Pressure

LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) all around the world is sold by weight, and not by pressure. That’s why the tanks are labelled and sold in different sizes based on WEIGHT :

Naturally, the weight listed above is the weight of the LPG , and not the tank itself which is considerably heavier.

For example, a 45 kg LPG gas tank weighs 78 kg fully loaded, while a 90 kg tank weighs 155 kg.

This infographic by The Hindu is useful in demonstrating how to determine how much LPG gas is in each tank.

Reason #2 : LPG Gas Pressure Varies A Lot

LPG gas pressure varies according to the gas mixture, temperature and even motion.

LPG is not one type of gas, but a mixture of mainly propane and butane. Here in Malaysia, it’s about 70% propane and 30% butane.

Propane vaporises much easier and at a lower temperature than butane, so the more propane in the LPG mix = the higher the pressure inside the tank.

A higher tank temperature (leaving it in the sun) or even shaking the tank will increase the pressure in the tank because more propane will vaporise.

Assuming they were not shaken or placed in the sun before the video was shot, the LPG gas tanks in the video have different pressures because they have different LPG gas mixes.

Reason #3 : LPG Gas Regulators Keep The Pressure Low

Irrespective of the pressure in the LPG gas tank, the gas regulator you hook up to it will maintain a constant, low pressure of just 2.75 kPA (0.4 psi or 0.0275 bar)

So it really doesn’t matter if the gas tank from your favourite LPG brand can deliver 100 psi or just a pitiful 55 psi. It’s going to get down-regulated to just 0.4 psi.

Reason #4 : High Pressure = Dangerous + Incomplete Combustion

The reason why gas regulators keep pressure so low is because stoves are designed to work properly and efficiently with such low pressures.

If you bypass the gas regulator, the 150X to 250X higher gas pressure will create extremely large flames that are dangerous, if not impossible, to cook with.

The high pressure will also prevent the gas from mixing properly with the air, resulting in complete combustion of the gas, wasting your money.

 

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Fact Check : Petronas Petrol Stations Cheat At The Pump?

Do Petronas petrol stations cheat at the pump, giving you half of what you pay for?

Find out what people are accusing Petronas petrol stations of doing, and what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : Petronas Petrol Stations Cheat At The Pump!

An audio message and video clip are being circulated, as proof that Petronas petrol stations cheat at the pump.

Here is our edited transcript of the audio message.

Everywhere, in Petronas [petrol stations], they are stealing our money.

You put money for 30 ringgit, only 15 ringgit petrol got. 15 ringgit they sapu (steal).

They really cheat their customers. Be careful, guys.

Last time, Petronas already got [a similar case] I think 1, 2 years ago. They stick back to that.

The lady who poured the petrol, look at how much petrol is coming [out]. The meter is running.

If you pump RM 30, you may get RM 15, or even just RM 10 of petrol.

So if you are refilling at Petronas petrol stations, be careful. They are cheating us in Malaysia.

 

Petronas Petrol Stations Cheat At The Pump : FALSE

Although it is impossible to know for sure if the person on the voice message has a valid allegation against Petronas, but based on what we know at the moment – they are false allegations.

Fact #1 : The Video Was From October 2017

The video originally went viral in October 2017, and showing a Petronas pump attendant dispensing petrol into a metal bucket after a customer accused them of cheating at the pump.

Fact #2 : It Was A Dispensing Speed Problem

After the video went viral, Petronas investigated and confirmed that the issue was with the speed of dispensing the petrol, not the amount.

In their Facebook clarification, they explained the problem and labelled the claims as false :

With reference to the social media and WhatsApp postings circulating pertaining to an incident at PETRONAS Station Simpang Pulai Arah Selatan, PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) has carried out an investigation and wishes to clarify that the issue was with the rate of dispensing and not dispute of fuel-up quantity as claimed.

PDB has taken immediate action and is pleased to inform that the said pump has now been rectified.

PDB would like to emphasise that all of its fuel pumps are regularly calibrated and that this is an isolated case of technical glitch, which does not affect top-up quantity at all.

We hope the above clarifies the matter and we seek your kind co-operation to refrain from further sharing the false claim.

Fact #3 : Dispute Was RM 18 vs RM 20

The man on the voice message alleged that Petronas petrol stations will cheat you of half or two-thirds of what you paid – If you pump RM 30, you may get RM 15, or even just RM 10 of petrol.

But the October 2017 case involved a much smaller sum. The lady alleged that she only received RM 18 worth of petrol, after paying RM 20.

Fact #4 : It’s Impossible To Cheat So Much

Any motorist will roughly know how much it takes to fill up a full tank, or a half tank.

If you usually pay RM 50 to fill half a tank, and RM 100 to fill a full tank, you would immediately realise that something is wrong if you end up paying RM 200 to fill a full tank.

So it would be quite impossible for Petronas petrol stations (or any petrol stations of other brands) to cheat so flagrantly.

Fact #5 : The Pumps Are Regularly Calibrated

It is possible (technically) to cheat at the margins – by calibrating the pumps to dispense 2-3% less petrol.

That would be unnoticeable to the motorist, but would earn the petrol station a nice sum of money due to the amount of petrol being dispensed daily.

To curb that, petrol pump operators are required by law to calibrate their pumps on an annual basis. On top of that, the Malaysian government conducts enforcement checks to prevent fuel fraud.

 

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Higher RON Octane Rating Myth Debunked!

People have debated over RON octane ratings and how they affect the performance and fuel efficiency of our cars for decades.

According to the age-old claim, a higher RON octane rating delivers better performance and fuel efficiency.

When challenged to prove that claim, supporters of the higher RON octane rating fuel will point to the fact that high-performance cars use them to achieve better performance.

Are they correct? Let’s find out…

 

RON / MON Octane Rating : A Quick Primer!

RON is short for Research Octane Number. It is a ROUGH indicator of the maximum compression ratio at which the fuel can burn without spontaneously detonating.

You don’t want your fuel detonating because that damages the engine, while greatly reducing performance and fuel efficiency.

RON is actually just one of TWO octane ratings used to measure the fuel’s ability to withstand spontaneous detonation in the engine. The other one is MON (Motor Octane Number).

The RON rating is based on a low engine load, while the MON rating is based on a high engine load. A fuel’s MON rating can be up to 10 points lower than the RON rating.

 

Octane Ratings In Asia, Europe And US

In Asia and Europe, the number you see at the petrol stations are RON numbers. In the United States, they use the average of the RON and MON numbers using the formula of (R+M)/2.

In other words, fuel with a RON of 95 and a MON of 85 will be listed as RON 95 in Asia and Europe, but 90 octane in the United States.

This doesn’t mean that the fuel in America is of a lower RON rating or performance. They are the SAME FUEL. It’s just how the SAME octane numbers are reported.

Asia and Europe only use the RON rating, while the Americans use the average between the RON and MON ratings.

American octane ratings | Photo credit : Bobak Ha’Eri, Wikimedia Commons

 

RON Energy Density

Petrol (or gasoline to Americans) have an energy density (or specific energy content) of about 42.4 MJ/kg. That is how much energy is in the fuel, not how much it delivers.

70-75% of that energy is lost as heat generated during the engine combustion, leaving only 20-30% of that energy to actually move your car.

The energy density does NOT change with the RON or MON octane rating. RON 97 fuel has the SAME energy density as RON 92 fuel.

 

Energy Density Varies Slightly With Fuel Blend

The energy density, however, can be higher or lower by up to 4%, depending on the fuel blend used by the refinery, and regulations set by the country.

In some countries, the blend changes with the season, yielding slightly better or poorer performance and fuel efficiency with a corresponding increase or reduction in pump prices.

This has nothing to do with the RON or MON octane rating of the fuel, just its blend. You can have a denser fuel blend with a low octane rating, and a lighter fuel blend with a high octane rating.

 

Higher RON Rating = Better Performance?

If you drive a sports car, it will likely use a high-compression engine. The high compression delivers more power and better fuel efficiency by stuffing more air into the combustion chamber.

However, such high-compression engines require higher octane fuels. Not because they have more power, but because such fuels will not spontaneously detonate from the high compression pressure.

In such sports cars, you will usually find two RON numbers – a minimum octane rating, and an optimal or recommended octane rating. The Audi RS4 Avant, for example, requires a minimum of RON 95 but works best with the RON 98 fuel.

RON ratings for Audi RS4 Avant | Photo credit : GeoffDunk

For maximum power and fuel efficiency, Audi RS4 drivers should use the RON 98 fuel. Using the RON 95 fuel will result in a slight reduction in power and fuel efficiency at high engine loads.

This is NOT because the lower octane fuel is less powerful, but because the RS4 engine will change its timings slightly to prevent the lower octane fuel from spontaneously detonating at high engine load.

The Audi RS4 can actually use even lower RON fuels – as low as RON 91. However, this will result in reduced performance and the car should be driven gently.

Remember that the RON number is based on low engine loads. At higher engine loads, you will need a higher RON rating to avoid engine knocking.

Audi RS4 manual on its fuel octane ratings | Photo credit : scotty76

Not all sports cars require high octane fuels though. This is a popular misconception.

Take the Nissan 370Z, for example. It only requires RON 95 fuel to perform optimally and can run on RON 91 fuel in an emergency. Again, when using RON 91, it should be driven gently to avoid engine knocking.

Most other cars, however, will only list a single octane rating, which is both the octane rating they are tuned for and the minimum octane rating you should use.

You can use higher octane fuels, but you will not derive any performance benefit because the engine is not capable of higher compression ratios that would take advantage of the higher octane.

Unless your car manufacturer specifically tells you to use a higher octane rating, you are just wasting your money buying a higher octane fuel. It will not make your car go any faster.

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Heavier Fuel Blend = Better Performance

Now you hit the nail on the head! Higher octane will not give you more power, but a denser fuel blend will.

This is because a heavier fuel blend has a higher energy density – that means every combustion cycle yields more energy.

Fuels with higher octane ratings may use a denser fuel blend, although this is not necessarily the case. It all boils to marketing, because the fuel blend only changes up to 4% either way.

That’s a maximum variance of 8%. Generally, the variance is much smaller. Take a look at these BP fuel energy density figures, courtesy of Car Bibles :

Fuel GradeEnergy DensityDifference
BP Regular32.53 MJ/LBaseline
BP Premium33.08 MJ/L+ 1.7%
BP Ultimate33.28 MJ/L+ 2.3%

Even the most expensive BP fuel has a mere 2.3% boost in energy density over its cheapest regular fuel. Even that has limited effect because remember, 70-75% of the energy is lost as heat.

So what you would probably get from using BP Ultimate is a 0.7% boost in power (30% of the 2.3% higher energy density).

A heavier fuel blend, therefore, is mainly a marketing gimmick. By using a heavier blend, companies get to honestly tout better performance for their higher octane fuels, which have much higher profit margins.

You will undoubtedly enjoy better performance, just not as much as you think you are getting.

 

Higher RON / MON Rating = Better Fuel Efficiency?

The short answer is – NO. As we pointed out before, the RON / MON octane rating of a fuel is not an indication of how much energy is in it (energy density), or how efficiently it will burn in the engine.

The RON / MON octane rating only indicates how resistant the fuel is to spontaneous detonation when it’s being compressed in the engine’s combustion chamber.

That said, we must point out that the use of fuels with the proper RON / MON octane rating is critical in preventing your car from suffering from poor performance and fuel efficiency.

If you use a lower RON octane rating than is recommended by the car manufacturer, engine knocking may occur. The modern engine will detect that and retard the ignition timings to prevent or reduce the amount of engine knocking. Take a look at this excerpt from a Porsche manual.

However, retarding the ignition timing reduces power and fuel efficiency. How much you lose in power and fuel efficiency depends on how much knocking occurs and how much the timing changes to compensate.

Generally, the greater the discrepancy in RON octane rating and the harder you work the engine, the more you lose in power and fuel efficiency.

In other words, there is no benefit in using a higher octane fuel, but it pays to keep to the car manufacturer’s recommended octane rating.

 

Higher RON Octane Rating For Higher Altitudes

A fuel’s RON octane rating is affected by atmospheric pressure. It actually drops by 1 for every 600 m or 2,000 ft in elevation.

Many people ignore this because they don’t live in high altitude communities, but this can make a real difference in performance and fuel efficiency for those who do.

La Paz in Bolivia, for example, is 3,640 m (11,942 ft) above sea level. If your car uses RON 95 fuel and you pump it full of RON 95 fuel at sea level, your car’s power and fuel efficiency will drop as you near La Paz.

That RON 95 fuel you pumped at sea level would only have an octane rating of RON 89 in La Paz.

By the time you reach La Paz, your car would really be running on RON 89 fuel, and the engine would be retarding its ignition timing to compensate for the lower atmospheric pressure.

 

Higher RON Octane Rating Myth : A Summary

Before you decide if you really need a fuel with a certain RON octane rating, please take out that nicely-printed manual that came with your car and open it up. Look for the page that talks about its fuel recommendation and READ IT.

Note what it says about the car’s minimum and recommended RON octane rating. If only one octane rating is mentioned, consider that as both the minimum and recommended rating for your car.

  • You will achieve maximum performance and fuel efficiency if you use fuels that meet the recommended RON octane rating for your car.
  • Using fuels with higher RON octane ratings won’t harm your car, but it won’t give you any additional benefits either.
  • Using fuels with RON octane ratings that are between the minimum and recommended ratings for your car will give you optimal performance and fuel efficiency at low to normal loads, but will not achieve the engine’s full potential in performance and fuel efficiency at high loads.
  • Using fuels with RON octane ratings that are lower than the minimum rating for your car will reduce power and fuel efficiency.
  • Altitude matters, so make sure you use fuels with higher RON / MON octane ratings at higher elevations.

We hope this article will finally put to rest the myth that a higher RON / MON octane rating means better performance and fuel efficiency.

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TNG RFID Tags : How To Get One FREE @ Shell!

If you missed your last chance to get a free TNG RFID tag, don’t worry. Shell and TNG are offering another chance to get a free TNG RFID tag!

Here are the details on HOW and WHERE you can get yourself a free TNG RFID tag from Shell!

 

TNG RFID Tags : How To Get One FREE @ Shell!

To promote TNG RFID tags before they start implementing RFID fuel payments, Shell and Touch ‘n Go will give away 10,000 free TNG RFID tags at select Shell stations!

To get a free TNG RFID tag, all you have to do is spend at least RM50 using your Touch ‘n Go eWallet at these Shell stations.

  • Shell Wangsa Maju 2
  • Shell Taman Connaught
  • Shell STN Minyak Kota Warisan 1
  • Shell PLUS Highway Jalan Duta Klang Bound (entrance of NKVE Jalan Duta)
  • Shell Desa Aman Puri
  • Shell Jalan Kuchai Lama 2
  • Shell Kota Damansara Seksyen 6
  • Shell Sri Hartamas
  • Shell Jalan Kepong 2 (Lot 4086 Jalan Kepong)
  • Shell Jalan Cheras KM 5.5 (PT 7430 HSD)

But please note again that they only have 10,000 free TNG RFID tags to give away, and this promotion will only last from 15 February to 31 March 2020.

So go get your free TNG RFID from those select Shell stations ASAP!

 

TNG RFID Tag : What Is It?

TNG RFID is an electronic payment system that uses an RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag to pass through tolls.

The TNG RFID Tag is affixed to the vehicle’s windscreen or headlamp, and linked to the user’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet account.

Whenever the vehicle approaches a toll, an overhead scanner its encrypted code and automatically deducts the fare, allowing the user to pass without stopping.

It can be purchased from Touch ‘n Go fitment centres for RM 35, and comes with a one-time replacement on the same vehicle (no time period).

 

TNG RFID Tag : Which Highways Support It?

The TNG RFID Tag is currently enabled for all Class 1 vehicles at these highways :

  1. Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
  2. Besraya Expressway (BESRAYA)
  3. Butterworth – Kulim Expressway (BKE)
  4. Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR)
  5. Duta – Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)
  6. Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
  7. Cheras – Kajang Highway (GRANDSAGA)
  8. Lebuhraya Grand Sepadu (GRANDSEPADU)
  9. Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muádzam Shah (JKSB)
  10. Penang Bridge (JPP)
  11. Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS)
  12. Kuala Lumpur – Karak Expressway (KLK)
  13. Lebuhraya KL – Kuala Selangor (LATAR)
  14. Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP)
  15. Lebuhraya Kajang – Seremban (LEKAS) (Ampangan Plaza only)
  16. Lebuhraya Laluan Kedua Malaysia-Singapura (LINKEDUA)
  17. Lebuhraya Kemuning – Shah Alam (LKSA)
  18. Maju Expressway (MEX)
  19. New Pantai Expressway (NPE)
  20. Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS)
    – Toll Plaza Mambau
    – Toll Plaza Lukut
    – Toll Plaza Kempas
    – Toll Plaza Lima Kedai
    – Toll Plaza Perling
    – Toll Plaza Tanjung Kupang
    – Toll Plaza Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
    – Toll Plaza Jitra
  21. Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)
  22. SMART Highway (SMART)
  23. Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat (SPRINT

Touch ‘n Go also shared that the PLUS highways will fully implement their RFID system in April 2020.

 

TNG RFID Tag : Where To Get It?

There are about 80 mobile fitment booths nationwide, with three permanent fitment centres in the Klang Valley :

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DUKE R&T Tol Segambut

Address : Plaza Tol Segambut, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (10 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Giant Hypermarket Kelana Jaya

Address : No 33, Jalan SS6/12, Kelana Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (11 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Touch ‘n Go Customer Experience Centre

Address : Tower 2A, Avenue 5, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours (Mon to Thu) : 9 AM to 1 PM, 2 PM to 5 PM
Opening Hours (Friday) : 9 AM to 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM to 5 PM
Location : Google Map | Waze

 

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TNG + Shell Announce RFID Fuel Payment + Offers!

Touch ‘n Go and Shell Malaysia just announced that they will introduce RFID fuelling through the use of TNG RFID. They also announced two promotions to promote TNG RFID at Shell stations!

 

TNG + Shell Announce RFID Fuel Payment

Touch ‘n Go and Shell Malaysia will sign a memorandum of understanding to introduce and use TNG RFID for fuel payments at Shell stations nationwide.

The introduction of TNG RFID fuelling will add a new benefit for TNG RFID users that currently number over 1 million to date.

The TNG RFID tag has an embedded radio-frequency chip, and is installed on the windscreen or headlamp of the vehicle.

An overhead scanner at the fuelling bay will read the signal from the TNG RFID tag, and deduct the cost of the fuel from the user’s TNG eWallet.

 

TNG + Shell Announce RFID + eWallet Offers

To spur the use of TNG RFID, Touch ‘n Go and Shell also announced two offers :

  • 15 February to 31 March 2020 : They will give away 10,000 free TNG RFID tags at select Shell stations to car owners who spend at least RM 50 using their Touch ‘n Go eWallet.
  • 17 February to 14 March 2020 : e-Tunai recipients will receive a cash back of RM 5 + RM 2 when they spend a minimum of RM 20 using their Touch ‘n Go eWallet at Shell stations nationwide.

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TNG RFID Tag : What Is It?

TNG RFID is an electronic payment system that uses an RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag to pass through tolls.

The TNG RFID Tag is affixed to the vehicle’s windscreen or headlamp, and linked to the user’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet account.

Whenever the vehicle approaches a toll, an overhead scanner its encrypted code and automatically deducts the fare, allowing the user to pass without stopping.

It can be purchased from Touch ‘n Go fitment centres for RM 35, and comes with a one-time replacement on the same vehicle (no time period).

 

TNG RFID Tag : Which Highways Support It?

The TNG RFID Tag is currently enabled for all Class 1 vehicles at these highways :

  1. Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
  2. Besraya Expressway (BESRAYA)
  3. Butterworth – Kulim Expressway (BKE)
  4. Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR)
  5. Duta – Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)
  6. Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
  7. Cheras – Kajang Highway (GRANDSAGA)
  8. Lebuhraya Grand Sepadu (GRANDSEPADU)
  9. Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muádzam Shah (JKSB)
  10. Penang Bridge (JPP)
  11. Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS)
  12. Kuala Lumpur – Karak Expressway (KLK)
  13. Lebuhraya KL – Kuala Selangor (LATAR)
  14. Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP)
  15. Lebuhraya Kajang – Seremban (LEKAS) (Ampangan Plaza only)
  16. Lebuhraya Laluan Kedua Malaysia-Singapura (LINKEDUA)
  17. Lebuhraya Kemuning – Shah Alam (LKSA)
  18. Maju Expressway (MEX)
  19. New Pantai Expressway (NPE)
  20. Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS)
    – Toll Plaza Mambau
    – Toll Plaza Lukut
    – Toll Plaza Kempas
    – Toll Plaza Lima Kedai
    – Toll Plaza Perling
    – Toll Plaza Tanjung Kupang
    – Toll Plaza Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
    – Toll Plaza Jitra
  21. Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)
  22. SMART Highway (SMART)
  23. Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat (SPRINT

Touch ‘n Go also shared that the PLUS highways will fully implement their RFID system in April 2020.

 

TNG RFID Tag : Where To Get It?

There are about 80 mobile fitment booths nationwide, with three permanent fitment centres in the Klang Valley :

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DUKE R&T Tol Segambut

Address : Plaza Tol Segambut, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (10 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Giant Hypermarket Kelana Jaya

Address : No 33, Jalan SS6/12, Kelana Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (11 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Touch ‘n Go Customer Experience Centre

Address : Tower 2A, Avenue 5, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours (Mon to Thu) : 9 AM to 1 PM, 2 PM to 5 PM
Opening Hours (Friday) : 9 AM to 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM to 5 PM
Location : Google Map | Waze

 

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The Shell Fuels With DYNAFLEX Technology Revealed!

Shell officially launched their new fuels with DYNAFLEX technology at a glamorous launch event at the St. Regis. Instead of introducing it in certain fuels, like their premium V-Power fuels, Shell implemented it across their entire range of petrol and diesel fuels.

What on earth is DYNAFLEX? This is exactly what we will reveal to you in this article.

 

The Shell Fuels With DYNAFLEX Technology Revealed!

Before the party started, Shairan Huzani Husain, the Managing Director of Shell Malaysia, gave us us a media briefing on the new Shell fuels.

Mae Ascan, Senior Scientist at Shell Global Solutions, then explained the Shell DYNAFLEX technology that her team developed.

Later, we were shown the difference the new additive package makes in cleaning up the fuel injectors and inlet valves.

Here are the key takeaway points about the new Shell fuels :

  • The Shell DYNAFLEX technology is a new additive package that is designed to keep the engines clean and protected for efficient operation.
  • The new Shell fuels maintain the same fuel formulation as their predecessor, so their energy density remains the same.
  • The additive package for petrol comes with friction-reducing molecules and cleaning molecules. to lubricate the inner piston ring, and keep the intake valves and/or fuel injectors clean.
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  • Mae Ascan and her team spent over 5 years since 2009 developing and testing the additive packages.
  • They tested it on more than 250 cars running over 3 million kilometres to refine the new formulation.
  • The new friction-reducing and cleaning molecules work better than their predecessors, but Shell will not quote a figure, because they say it varies from engine to engine.
  • The new Shell fuels do not only come with new friction-reducing and/or cleaning molecules, some also come with more of them (compared to the previous additive package).
  • The Shell FuelSave 95 petrol now comes with 20% more friction-reducing molecules.
  • The Shell V-Power 97 and V-Power Racing fuels have 3X more friction-reducing molecules than FuelSave 95, and 20% more cleaning molecules than before.

 

Availability

The new Shell fuels are now available at all Shell stations nationwide in Malaysia from today, at no additional cost. They are also available to industrial customers and commercial fleet owners through Shell’s B2B channels.

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