Shell Diesel is a automotive diesel suitable for use in high speed diesel engines in both automotive and industrial applications. The diesel properties are adjusted during winter to minimise waxing in cold locations. Shell Diesel has a high cetane number to help ensure smooth running and which assists starting at temperatures well below those prevailing in Australia. In addition the lubricity of the diesel fuel is controlled and monitored to help ensure that adequate lubricity is maintained to prevent fuel pump and fuel injector wear.
Low Sulphur Diesel contains 10 parts per million (or 10mg/kg) of sulphur.
Shell Diesel meets the requirements of the Australian National Fuels Quality Standards Act 2000.
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.
All biodiesel used in diesel supply complies with the requirements of the Australian fuel quality standard for biodiesel set out in the Fuel Standard (Biodiesel) Determination 2003.