Product description: a special purpose light distillate fuel for use in high speed diesel engines (i.e. those operating at greater than 800 rpm), in services involving frequent and relatively wide variations in loads and speeds. Used in automotive (both on and off road) and industrial applications..
Diesel has a high cetane number to help ensure smooth running and starting at low temperatures. The diesel properties are adjusted during winter to reduce waxing in cold locations, and the lubricity of the diesel fuel is controlled and monitored to help prevent wear of the fuel pump and injectors.
Diesel meets the requirements of the Australian National Fuels Quality Standards Act 2000. It’s low sulphur, which means it contains 10 parts per million (or 10mg/kg) of sulphur. In some locations and when bio-component is available, Shell Diesel may also contain up to 5% biodiesel, as allowed by the Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Determination 2001.