Petrol Price Malaysia Live Updates (RON95, RON97 & Diesel)
Author Avatar

“What’s the petrol price for this week?” What we once take for granted has now become a weekly phenomenon. Here we help you make sense out of the yo-yo movements of the weekly petrol price.

Updated Prices for Petrol from 21 October 2021 to 27 October 2021:

RON95 : RM2.05 per litre (0 sen)

RON97 : RM2.87 per litre (0 sen)

Diesel : RM2.15 per litre (0 sen)

Updates: For the week of 21 October 2021 to 27 October 2021, fuel prices for RON95 and RON97 will both remain unchanged at RM2.05 and RM2.87 per litre. Diesel, too, will stay put at RM2.15 per litre.

The price for both RON95 and diesel have remained unchanged over 2018 as the government had implemented the Automated Pricing Mechanism, but significant changes in the global fuel price over the week have compelled the government to reintroduce weekly fuel pricing for RON95 and diesel as well.

Want to save more money while pumping petrol? Check out our list of the best cashback credit cards for petrol and save even if the weekly petrol prices go up!

Petrol Fuel Price History

Weekly Fuel Price UpdateRON95RON97Diesel
October 21 – October 27, 2021RM2.05
(RM0)
RM2.87
(RM0)
RM2.15
(RM0)
October 14 – October 20, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.87
(+RM0.10)
RM2.15 (RM0)
October 7 – October 13, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.77
(+RM0.01)
RM2.15 (RM0)
September 30 – October 6, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.76
(+RM0.01)
RM2.15 (RM0)
September 23 – September 29, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.75
(+RM0.02)
RM2.15 (RM0)
September 16 – September 22, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.73 (RM0)RM2.15 (RM0)
September 9 – September 15, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.73
(+RM0.01)
RM2.15 (RM0)
September 2 – September 8, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.72 (RM0)RM2.15 (RM0)
August 26 – September 1, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.72
(-RM0.02)
RM2.15 (RM0)
August 19 – August 25, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.74 (RM0)RM2.15 (RM0)
August 12 – August 18, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.74 (RM0)RM2.15 (RM0)
August 5 – August 11, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.74 (RM0)RM2.15 (RM0)
July 29 – August 4, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.74
(+RM0.01)
RM2.15 (RM0)
July 22 – July 28, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.73 (RM0)RM2.15 (RM0)
July 15 – July 21, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.73
(+RM0.03)
RM2.15 (RM0)
July 8 – July 14, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.70
(+RM0.01)
RM2.15 (RM0)
July 1 – July 7, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.69
(+RM0.02)
RM2.15 (RM0)
June 24 – June 30, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.67 (RM0)RM2.15 (RM0)
June 17 – June 23, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.67
(+RM0.02)
RM2.15 (RM0)
June 10 – June 16, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.65
(+RM0.02)
RM2.15 (RM0)
June 3 – June 9, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.63
(+RM0.02)
RM2.15 (RM0)
May 27 – June 2, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.61 (RM0)RM2.15 (RM0)
May 20 – May 26, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.61
(+RM0.01)
RM2.15 (RM0)
May 13 – May 19, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.60 (RM0)RM2.15 (RM0)
May 6 – May 12, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.60
(+RM0.02)
RM2.15 (RM0)
April 29 – May 5, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.58 (RM0)RM2.15 (RM0)
April 22 – April 28, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.58
(+RM0.04)
RM2.15 (RM0)
April 15 – April 21, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.54 (RM0)RM2.15 (RM0)
April 8 – April 14, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.54
(+RM0.02)
RM2.15 (RM0)
April 1 – April 7, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.52
(+RM0.02)
RM2.15 (RM0)
March 25 – March 31, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.50
(+RM0.03)
RM2.15 (RM0)
March 18 – March 24, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.47
(+RM0.07)
RM2.15 (RM0)
March 11 – March 17, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.40
(+RM0.05)
RM2.15 (RM0)
March 4 – March 10, 2021RM2.05 (RM0)RM2.35 (RM0)RM2.15 (RM0)
February 27 – March 3, 2021RM2.05 (+RM0.05)RM2.35 (+RM0.05)RM2.15
(RM0)
February 20 – February 26, 2021RM2.00 (+RM0.04)RM2.30 (+RM0.04)RM2.15 (RM0)
February 13 – February 19, 2021RM1.96 (+RM0.03)RM2.26 (+RM0.03)RM2.15
(+RM0.04)
February 6 – February 12, 2021RM1.93 (+RM0.03)RM2.23 (+RM0.03)RM2.11
(+RM0.04)
January 30 – February 5, 2021RM1.90
(RM0)
RM2.20
(RM0)
RM2.07
(-RM0.02)
January 23 – January 29, 2021RM1.90 (+RM0.01)RM2.20 (+RM0.01)RM2.09
(+RM0.04)
January 16 – January 22, 2021RM1.89 (+RM0.05)RM2.19 (+RM0.05)RM2.05
(+RM0.03)
January 9 – January 15, 2021RM1.84
(RM0)
RM2.14
(RM0)
RM2.02
(+RM0.01)
January 2 – January 8, 2021RM1.84 (+RM0.04)RM2.14 (+RM0.04)RM2.01
(+RM0.03)
December 26, 2020 – January 1, 2021RM1.80 (+RM0.02)RM2.10 (+RM0.02)RM1.98 (+RM0.02)
December 19 – December 25, 2020RM1.78 (+RM0.05)RM2.08 (+RM0.05)RM1.96 (+RM0.03)
December 12 – December 18, 2020RM1.73 (+RM0.03)RM2.03 (+RM0.03)RM1.93 (+RM0.03)
December 5 – December 11, 2020RM1.70 (+RM0.03)RM2.00 (+RM0.03)RM1.90 (+RM0.05)
November 28 – December 4, 2020RM1.67 (+RM0.03)RM1.97 (+RM0.03)RM1.85 (+RM0.04)
November 21 – November 27, 2020RM1.64
(+RM0.02)
RM1.94
(+RM0.02)
RM1.81
(+RM0.07)
November 14 – November 20, 2020RM1.62
(+RM0.01)
RM1.92
(+RM0.01)
RM1.74
(+RM0.06)
November 7 – November 13, 2020RM1.61
(-RM0.03)
RM1.91
(-RM0.03)
RM1.68
(-RM0.06)
October 31 – November 6, 2020RM1.64 (RM0)RM1.94 (RM0)RM1.74 (RM0)
October 24 – October 30, 2020RM1.64
(-RM0.04)
RM1.94
(-RM0.04)
RM1.74 (RM0)
October 17 – October 23, 2020RM1.68 (+RM0.01)RM1.98 (+RM0.01)RM1.74 (+RM0.05)
October 10 – October 16, 2020RM1.67
(-RM0.04)
RM1.97
(-RM0.04)
RM1.69
(-RM0.01)
October 3 – October 9, 2020RM1.71
(+RM0.03)
RM2.01
(+RM0.03)
RM1.70
(-RM0.01)
September 26 – October 2, 2020RM1.68
(+RM0.05)
RM1.98
(+RM0.05)
RM1.71
(+RM0.04)
September 19 – September 25, 2020RM1.63
(-RM0.03)
RM1.93
(-RM0.03)
RM1.67
(-RM0.05)
September 12 – September 18, 2020RM1.66
(-RM0.05)
RM1.96
(-RM0.05)
RM1.72
(-RM0.06)
September 5 – September 11, 2020RM1.71
(-RM0.01)
RM2.01
(-RM0.01)
RM1.78 (RM0)
August 29 – September 4, 2020RM1.72
(+RM0.01)
RM2.02
(+RM0.01)
RM1.78
(-RM0.02)
August 22 – August 28, 2020RM1.71
(+RM0.03)
RM2.01
(+RM0.03)
RM1.80
(RM-0.02)
August 15 – August 21, 2020RM1.68
(+RM0.05)
RM1.98
(+RM0.05)
RM1.82
(+RM0.03)
August 8 – August 14, 2020RM1.63
(-RM0.05)
RM1.93
(-RM0.05)
RM1.79
(-RM0.04)
August 1 – August 7, 2020RM1.68 (RM0)RM1.98 (RM0)RM1.83
(+RM0.01)
July 25 – July 31, 2020RM1.68
(-RM0.04)
RM1.98
(-RM0.04)
RM1.82
(-RM0.05)
July 18 – July 24, 2020RM1.72 (RM0)RM2.02 (RM0)RM1.87 (RM0)
July 11 – July 17, 2020RM1.72
(+RM0.07)
RM2.02
(+RM0.07)
RM1.87
(-RM0.03)
July 4 – July 10, 2020RM1.65
(-RM0.04)
RM1.95
(-RM0.04)
RM1.84
(-RM0.02)
June 27 – July 3, 2020RM1.69 (+RM0.10)RM1.99 (+RM0.10)RM1.86 (+RM0.09)
June 20 – June 26, 2020RM1.59 (+RM0.03)RM1.89 (+RM0.03)RM1.77 (+RM0.04)
June 13 – June 19, 2020RM1.56 (+RM0.08)RM1.86 (+RM0.08)RM1.73 (+RM0.10)
June 6 – June 12, 2020RM1.48 (+RM0.05)RM1.78 (+RM0.05)RM1.63 (+RM0.02)
May 30 – June 5, 2020RM1.43 (+RM0.05)RM1.73 (+RM0.05)RM1.61 (+RM0.10)
May 23 – May 29, 2020RM1.38 (+RM0.07)RM1.68 (+RM0.07)RM1.51 (+RM0.06)
May 16 – May 22, 2020RM1.31 (+RM0.06)RM1.61 (+RM0.06)RM1.45 (+RM0.05)
May 9 – May 15, 2020RM1.25 (RM0)RM1.55 (RM0)RM1.40 (RM0)
May 2 – May 8, 2020RM1.25 (RM0)RM1.55 (RM0)RM1.40 (RM0)
April 25 – May 1, 2020RM1.25 (RM0)RM1.55 (RM0)RM1.40
(-RM0.03)
April 18 – April 24, 2020RM1.25 (RM0)RM1.55 (RM0)RM1.43
(-RM0.03)
April 11 – April 17, 2020RM1.25
(-RM0.05)
RM1.55
(-RM0.05)
RM1.46
(-RM0.12)
April 4 – April 10, 2020RM1.30
(-RM0.08)
RM1.60
(-RM0.08)
RM1.58
(-RM0.10)
March 28 – April 3, 2020RM1.38
(-RM0.06)
RM1.68
(-RM0.06)
RM1.68
(-RM0.07)
March 21 – March 27, 2020RM1.44
(-RM0.38)
RM1.74
(-RM0.36)
RM1.75
(-RM0.12)
March 14 – March 20, 2020RM1.82
(-RM0.07)
RM2.10
(-RM0.09)
RM1.87
(-RM0.09)
March 7 – March 13, 2020RM1.89
(-RM0.19)
RM2.19
(-RM0.21)
RM1.96
(-RM0.17)
February 29 – March 6, 2020RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.40
(+RM0.02)
RM2.13
(-RM0.01)
February 22 – February 28, 2020RM2.08
(+RM0.02)
RM2.38
(+RM0.02)
RM2.14 (RM0)
February 15 – February 21, 2020RM2.06
(+RM0.02)
RM2.36
(+RM0.02)
RM2.14
(+RM0.06)
February 8 – February 14, 2020RM2.04
(-RM0.04)
RM2.34
(-RM0.07)
RM2.08
(-RM0.10)
February 1 – February 7, 2020RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.41
(-RM0.08)
RM2.18 (RM0)
January 25 – January 31, 2020RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.49
(-RM0.04)
RM2.18 (RM0)
January 18 – January 24, 2020RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.53
(-RM0.09)
RM2.18 (RM0)
January 11 – January 17, 2020RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.62
(-RM0.03)
RM2.18 (RM0)
January 4 – January 10, 2020RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.65 (+RM0.02)RM2.18 (RM0)
December 28 – January 3, 2020RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.63 (+RM0.05)RM2.18 (RM0)
December 21 – December 27, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.58
(-RM0.06)
RM2.18 (RM0)
December 14 – December 20, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.64 (RM0.00)RM2.18 (RM0)
December 7 – December 13, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.64
(-RM0.02)
RM2.18 (RM0)
November 30 – December 6, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.66 (RM0.00)RM2.18 (RM0)
November 23 – November 29, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.66
(-RM0.04)
RM2.18 (RM0)
November 16 – November 22, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.70 (+RM0.13)RM2.18 (RM0)
November 9 – November 15, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.57 (+RM0.01)RM2.18 (RM0)
November 2 – November 8, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.56
(-RM0.03)
RM2.18 (RM0)
October 26 – November 1, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.59
(-RM0.09)
RM2.18 (RM0)
October 19 – October 25, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.68 (+RM0.01)RM2.18 (RM0)
October 12 – October 18, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.67 (+RM0.07)RM2.18 (RM0)
October 5 – October 11, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.60
(-RM0.19)
RM2.18 (RM0)
September 28 – October 4, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.79 (+RM0.12)RM2.18 (RM0)
September 21 – September 27, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.67 (+RM0.14)RM2.18 (RM0)
September 14 – September 20, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.53 (+RM0.03)RM2.18 (RM0)
September 7 – September 13, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.50 (RM0)RM2.18 (RM0)
August 31 – September 6, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.50
(-RM0.01)
RM2.18 (RM0)
August 24 – August 30, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.51 (+RM0.02)RM2.18 (RM0)
August 17 – August 23, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.49 (RM0)RM2.18 (RM0)
August 10 – August 16, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.49
(-RM0.05)
RM2.18 (RM0)
August 3 – August 9, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.54
(-RM0.02)
RM2.18 (RM0)
July 27 – August 2, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.56
(-RM0.11)
RM2.18 (RM0)
July 20 – July 26, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.67 (+RM0.10)RM2.18 (RM0)
July 13 – July 19, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.57 (+RM0.04)RM2.18 (RM0)
July 6 – July 12, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.53 (+RM0.04)RM2.18 (RM0)
June 29 – July 5, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.49 (+RM0.11)RM2.18 (RM0)
June 22 – June 28, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.38
(-RM0.03)
RM2.18 (RM0)
June 15 – June 21, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.41
(-RM0.22)
RM2.18 (RM0)
June 1 – June 14, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.63
(-RM0.13)
RM2.18 (RM0)
May 25 – May 31, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.76 (+RM0.08)RM2.18 (RM0)
May 18 – May 24, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.68
(-RM0.02)
RM2.18 (RM0)
May 11 – May 17, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.70
(-RM0.10)
RM2.18 (RM0)
May 4 – May 10, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.80
(-RM0.01)
RM2.18 (RM0)
Apr 27 – May 3, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.81 (+RM0.01)RM2.18 (RM0)
Apr 20 – April 26, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.80 (+RM0.12)RM2.18 (RM0)
Apr 13 – April 19, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.68 (+RM0.05)RM2.18 (RM0)
Apr 6 – April 12, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.63 (RM0)RM2.18 (RM0)
March 30 – April 5, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.63 (+RM0.02)RM2.18 (RM0)
March 23 – March 29, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.61 (+RM0.07)RM2.18 (RM0)
March 16 – March 22, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.54 (+RM0.08)RM2.18 (RM0)
March 9 – March 15, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.46 (+RM0.03)RM2.18 (RM0)
March 2 – March 8, 2019RM2.08 (RM0)RM2.43 (+RM0.05)RM2.18 (RM0)
February 23 – March 1, 2019RM2.08 (+RM0.10)RM2.38 (+RM0.10)RM2.18 (RM0)
February 16 – February 22, 2019RM1.98 (+RM0.01)RM2.28 (+RM0.01)RM2.18 (RM0)
February 9 – February 15, 2019RM1.97 (+RM0.04)RM2.27 (+RM0.04)RM2.18 (RM0)
February 2 – February 8, 2019RM1.93 (-RM0.05)RM2.23
(-RM0.05)
RM2.18 (RM0)
January 26 – Feb 1, 2019RM1.98 (RM0)RM2.28 (RM0)RM2.18 (+RM0.01)
January 19 – January 25, 2019RM1.98 (+RM0.06)RM2.28 (+RM0.06)RM2.17 (+RM0.12)
January 12 – January 18, 2019RM1.92 (-RM0.01)RM2.22
(-RM0.01)
RM2.05 (+RM0.01)
January 4 – January 11, 2019RM1.93 (-RM0.27)RM2.23
(-RM0.27)
RM2.04 (-RM0.14)
December 1 – December 31, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.50
(+RM0.31)
RM2.18 (maintain)
November 1 – November 30, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.81
(+RM0.02)
RM2.18 (maintain)
October 1 – October 31, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.79
(+RM0.14)
RM2.18 (maintain)
September 1 – September 30, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.65
(-RM0.04)
RM2.18 (maintain)
August 30 – August 31, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.69
(+RM0.04)
RM2.18 (maintain)
August 23 – August 29, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.65 (maintain)RM2.18 (maintain)
August 16 – August 22, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.65
(+RM0.04)
RM2.18 (maintain)
August 9 – August 15, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.61
(-RM0.03)
RM2.18 (maintain)
August 2 – August 8, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.64
(+RM0.10)
RM2.18 (maintain)
July 26th – August 1, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.54
(-RM0.02)
RM2.18 (maintain)
July 19th – July 25th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.56
(-RM0.03)
RM2.18 (maintain)
July 12th – July 18th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.59
(+RM0.01)
RM2.18 (maintain)
July 5th – July 11th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.58
(+RM0.08)
RM2.18 (maintain)
June 28th – July 4th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.50
(-RM0.09)
RM2.18 (maintain)
June 21st – June 27th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.59
(-RM0.01)
RM2.18 (maintain)
June 14th – June 20th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.60
(-RM0.06)
RM2.18 (maintain)
June 7th – June 13th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.66
(+RM0.19)
RM2.18 (maintain)
May 16th – June 7th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.47 (maintain)RM2.18 (maintain)
May 10th – May 16th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.47 (maintain)RM2.18 (maintain)
May 3rd – May 9th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.47 (maintain)RM2.18 (maintain)
April 26th – May 2nd, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.47 (maintain)RM2.18 (maintain)
April 19th – 25th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.47 (maintain)RM2.18 (maintain)
April 12th – 18th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.47 (maintain)RM2.18 (maintain)
April 5th – 11th, 2018RM2.20 (maintain)RM2.47 (maintain)RM2.18 (maintain)
March 29th – April 4thRM2.20 (maintain)RM2.47 (maintain)RM2.18 (maintain)
March 22nd – 28th, 2018RM2.20 (+RM0.02)RM2.47 (+RM0.02)RM2.18 (+RM0.02)
March 15th – 21st, 2018RM2.18 (-RM0.03)RM2.45
(-RM0.02)
RM2.16 (-RM0.01)
March 8th – 14th, 2018RM2.21 (+RM0.01)RM2.47 (maintain)RM2.17 (-RM0.01)
March 1st – 7th, 2018RM2.20 (+RM0.03)RM2.47 (+RM0.04)RM2.18 (+RM0.05)
February 22nd – 28th, 2018RM2.17 (-RM0.06)RM2.43
(-RM0.07)
RM2.13 (-RM0.06)
February 15th – 21st, 2018RM2.23 (-RM0.10)RM2.50
(-RM0.11)
RM2.19 (-RM0.12)
February 8th – 14th, 2018RM2.33 (+RM0.02)RM2.61 (+RM0.03)RM2.31 (-RM0.03)
February 1st – 7th, 2018RM2.31 (+RM0.02)RM2.58 (+RM0.02)RM2.34 (+RM0.03)
January 25th – 31st, 2018RM2.29 (-RM0.01)RM2.56
(-RM0.01)
RM2.31 (-RM0.01)
January 18th – 24th, 2018RM2.30 (+RM0.04)RM2.57 (+RM0.04)RM2.32 (maintain)
January 11th -17th, 2018RM2.26 (-RM0.03)RM2.53
(-RM0.03)
RM2.32 (maintain)
January 4th – 10th, 2018RM2.29 (+RM0.03)RM2.56 (+RM0.03)RM2.32 (+RM0.06)

Should I Pump Petrol In Accordance to Price Changes Every Week?

While that solution may help you save a few ringgit every other week, however, the oil prices in Malaysia is determined by the global markets and makes it difficult to figure out the costs in the long run.

Along with fluctuating fuel prices, the development and usage of electric cars are starting to gain traction around the world. The adoption of electric cars could also start to affect the prices of petrol and diesel prices in Malaysia.

How Will Fuel Prices be Affected by Electric Cars?

As more people adopt the usage of electric cars that are more energy efficient, cleaner and less complex, it is expected to make fuel obsolete and less demanded. Following that logic alone, this would cause petrol and various fuel and oil prices in Malaysia to drop.

When that happens, many of the oil and gas giants will be forced to shrink its output or even close up certain divisions within the organisation. With lesser people using fuel based cars, the cost to produce petrol and diesel will begin to increase as it no longer will be able to leverage at the scale it once used to enjoy. Collectors of classic cars, luxury models and those who have yet to make an upgrade into electric cars may end up paying a premium for a full tank of petrol.

Read Also: 8 Genius Tips To Save on Petrol Expenses

A lot of this would depend on the timeline of change. In the short term, as demand starts to gradually fall, companies may face an oil supply glut and drop its prices to remain competitive. In the long run, when the competition falls out of the market, the few remaining companies would have total control to increase the fuel prices in order to cater to parts of the world which have yet to make the switch.

To an average consumer, the main hurdle would be the prices of the car itself. An electric vehicle (EV) such as a Nissan Leaf costs approximately RM180,000. Going green feels far from being cheap. However, the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (MGTC) claims that you can expect to save up to 69% on fuel cost and 64% on maintenance as compared to driving a conventional combustion engine. Of course, this also depends on the fuel prices in Malaysia at the point in time.

While it is apparent that the public is not moving toward electric vehicles, the government has come up with a plan to increase the number of electric cars from 100 in the year 2015, to 100,000 electric vehicles (EV) by the year 2030. The added incentive is to bring down the pollution levels in Malaysia and grow the country toward an electric vehicle hub.

At this point in time, the needed infrastructure is also proving to be a real limitation for the growth of EV in Malaysia. Having said that, progress is being made. Greentech Asia has a five-year plan in place in order to grow the [number of charging stations to 25,000 throughout Malaysia. Once that has been achieved, oil prices in Malaysia may be at a tipping point.

To prove that the country is showing slow adaptation, even Malaysian owned Perodua has stated that it will not be manufacturing EVs in the near future due to the lack of charging ports and necessary infrastructure needed to sustain such vehicles. Many people still fear travelling long distance with these vehicles as charging ports are still limited and the battery tends to carry a charge enough for a 200km to 300km journey.

While many would lobby and want the government to speed up the progress of EV expansion to save the environment and reduce the consumer’s driving costs, the transition will need to be gradual, as it needs to protect the oil and gas (O&G) industry in the process. The O&G sector provides a huge chunk of revenue and jobs to the country. Transitioning will take at least five to ten years to create new jobs for those who stand to lose their existing ones. On top of that, petrol stations will have to endure a tonne of costs to restructure and renovate their premises from a traditional petrol station which in turn, will further stretch the timeline.

FAQ on Fuel Types, Prices and Differences

What is RON?

People tend to associate RON 95 and RON 97 with the quality, hence the difference in price. RON is just an abbreviation of Research Octane Number (RON) which signify the branches of the hydrocarbons.

What Is The Difference Between RON95 And RON97?

The numbers such as 95 or 97 signify the number of hydrocarbon branches. The higher numbers indicate its higher level of compression required to detonate the fuel. Higher compression levels may mean more power output, depending on the type of vehicle specifications.

Is RON97 Better Than RON95?

With fuel prices in Malaysia shifting from week to week, some may intend to be adventurous and swap between the two, if the price is right.

However, according to renowned car enthusiast Paul Tan, there is very little difference in terms of fuel efficiency between RON95 and RON 97. Tan ran an experiment using two of the same car models, filling both car types with RON95 and RON97 on each Volkswagen model. The difference in mileage ranged from 1.92% to 3.15%, making the difference negligible.

Why Do Some Cars Use RON97?

Different cars require a different level of combustion in order to efficiently power the car forward. Typically, the bigger car engines tend to require a higher level of compression that make the car run smoothly. That is why the high-performance vehicles and larger cars require RON97 instead of RON95.

Can I Use RON95 For My RON97 Motor Vehicle?

Technically, you could fill it up with RON95 and it will run. However, it will not run efficiently and cause a lot of damage in the long run. Higher octane requirement engines use RON97 to ensure the fuel does not combust in the chamber before the spark plug fires. When compression of combustion happens at the wrong time, it could result in a problem known as engine knocking. This would also contribute to sluggish engine performance on top of the long-term damage.

Can I Use RON97 For My RON 95 Motor Vehicle?

According to a report by The Star, Greg Engeler of Chevron product engineering mentions that using RON 97 fuel on a RON 95 requirement engine will not cause any damage. The only thing you would end up hurting is your own wallet, as there are no particular gains in terms of additional performance. RON97 is typically used in higher compression engines which are usually recommended for cars with a capacity of 2,500cc and above.

What Is The Difference Between Petrol And Diesel?

Basically, both diesel and petrol come from mineral oil but are refined differently. Refining diesel is said to be easier and produces more energy during combustion. The different fuels are usually made for different engine types.

What Is The Difference Between Petrol And Diesel Engines?

Besides the obvious difference in petrol and diesel prices in Malaysia, the distinctive difference between the two engines is due to the way combustion happens. A petrol engine mixes the fuel with air and gets compressed by pistons. The spark plugs then ignite the compressed mixture to move the pistons.

On the other hand, diesel engines compress the air before adding the fuel. High compression creates high temperatures and heat to combust the diesel fuel when added. The compression does all the work without any spark plugs to ignite the combustion.

Are Diesel Cars More Efficient Than Cars Powered By Petrol?

As each litre of diesel produces more energy than petrol, it is said to be more efficient. Being more efficient means it requires less diesel to produce the same amount of power as petrol. In addition to that, the price of diesel in Malaysia is lower than RON95 which makes it the obvious winner in terms of efficiency.

Is Diesel Bad For The Environment?

The Express UK also reported that petrol cars emit 10 times more carbon emission, as compared to diesel cars. This reference of diesel engine cars is being made to the modern cars that have also been fitted with filters to reduce emission, not the old models that are more than a decade old.

Does Driving Style Make A Difference In Fuel Consumption?

According to The Economist, Jeremy Clarkson and the gang from Top Gear did a test between a Toyota Prius and a BMW M3. They maxed out the Prius and really put the pedal to the metal, while the BMW M3 was only supposed to cruise along and keep up. The two cars could not be more diverse in terms of engine size. It was a 1.5-litre engine versus a 4.0-litre monster. The results showed that the environmentally friendly Toyota and BMW had a very small difference of 17.2 miles per gallon as compared to 19.4 miles per gallon on the BMW.

The basic notion is the more aggressive you are with the accelerator, the more fuel you tend to burn. Of course, it would make more sense to have two identical cars and drive both cars differently, but in total Top Gear style, they ran a high performing BMW against a Toyota Prius to prove how much driving style matters when it comes to fuel consumption.

Read Also: What Is The Best Petro Credit Card In Malaysia?

Does Tyre Pressure Improve Fuel Efficiency?

The Michelin tyre website in the UK simply states that tyres that are under-inflated by 15psi increase fuel consumption by approximately 6%. Over time, this could add up to quite a significant amount. On top of fuel savings, having the right tyre pressure also helps to maintain it for longer durations and ensures your grip isn’t affected.

RON 95 vs RON 97 vs Diesel Cars in Malaysia

Between the three different types of fuel, neither one is more superior than the other. It is a matter of using the right fuel for the right car. If you are concerned about the cost involved over the long term, you could download the different car models and its various fuel efficiency levels to help with your next big ticket purchase.

What Are The Common Car Models in Malaysia That Run on RON 95, RON 97 and Diesel?

Curious to know what are the most used cars in Malaysia? Here are some of the common car models in Malaysia that run on RON 95, RON 97, and Diesel. This will be separated in accordance to the cars that are in still production by the car producer so don’t be surprised if your Perodua Kembara or Proton Wira did not get a mention here.

For instance, here are a list of cars made by Perodua :

Car MakeLineModelFuel TypeMileage (l/100km)
PeroduaMyvi1.3L G – ManualPetrol4.9
PeroduaMyvi1.3L G – AutomaticPetrol5
PeroduaMyvi1.3L X – AutomaticPetrol4.7
PeroduaMyvi1.5L H – AutomaticPetrol5
PeroduaMyvi1.5L AV – AutomaticPetrol5
PeroduaAxia1.0 Standard E – ManualPetrol4.4
PeroduaAxia1.0 Standard G – ManualPetrol4.4
PeroduaAxia1.0 Standard G 4E – AutomaticStandard4.6
PeroduaAxia1.0 SE – ManualPetrol4.4
PeroduaAxia1.0 SE 4E – AutomaticPetrol4.6
PeroduaAxia1.0 Advance 4E – AutomaticPetrol4.6
PeroduaBezza1.0 Standard G – ManualPetrol4.4
PeroduaBezza1.0 Standard G – AutomaticPetrol4.7
PeroduaBezza1.3 Premium X – ManualPetrol4.6
PeroduaBezza1.3 Premium X – AutomaticPetrol4.8
PeroduaBezza1.3 AdvancePetrol4.5
PeroduaAlza1.5 S – ManualPetrol6.5
PeroduaAlza1.5 S – AutomaticPetrol7.7
PeroduaAlza1.5 SE – ManualPetrol6.3
PeroduaAlza1.5 SE – AutomaticPetrol11
PeroduaAlza1.5 Advanced – AutomaticPetrol5.1

Proton

Car MakeLineModelFuel TypeMileage (l/100km)
ProtonErtigaExecutive – ManualPetrol6
ProtonErtigaExecutive – AutomaticPetrol6
ProtonErtigaExecutive Plus – AutomaticPetrol6
ProtonIriz1.3L Standard MTPetrol5.8
ProtonIriz1.3L Standard CVTPetrol6.6
ProtonIriz1.3L Executive CVTPetrol6.6
ProtonIriz1.6L Premium CVTPetrol7.4
ProtonSagaStandard MTPetrol5.4
ProtonSagaStandard CVTPetrol5.6
ProtonSagaExecutive CVTPetrol5.6
ProtonSagaPremium CVTPetrol5.6
ProtonSuprima SSuprima S StandardPetrol6.9
ProtonSuprima SSuprima S ExecutivePetrol9.1
ProtonSuprima SSuprima S PremiumPetrol6.9
ProtonPersonaStandard MTPetrol5.6
ProtonPersonaStandard CVTPetrol6.1
ProtonPersonaExecutive CVTPetrol6.1
ProtonPersonaPremium CVTPetrol6.1
ProtonPreveExecutive CVTPetrol6.6
ProtonPrevePremium CVTPetrol6.6
ProtonPerdana2.0LPetrol13.9
ProtonPerdana2.4LPetrol10.5
ProtonExoraExecutivePetrol11.1
ProtonExoraExecutive Plus – AutomaticPetrol11.1

Honda

Car MakeLineFuel TypeModelMileage (l/100km)
HondaAccordPetrol2.0 VTi-L8.3
HondaAccordPetrol2.4 VTi-L8.1
HondaCityPetrol1.5L S5.7
HondaCityPetrol1.5L E5.7
HondaCityPetrol1.5L V5.7
HondaCityHybrid1.5L Hybrid4
HondaCivicPetrol1.8S7.2
HondaCivicPetrol1.5TC7.1
HondaCivicPetrol1.5TC-P7.1
HondaCivicPetrolType-R8.8
HondaJazzPetrol1.5L S6.5
HondaJazzPetrol1.5L E6.5
HondaJazzPetrol1.5L V6.5
HondaJazzHybrid1.5L Hybrid4
HondaCR-VPetrol2.0 2WD7.3
HondaCR-VPetrol1.5TC 2WD7
HondaCR-VPetrol1.5TC 4WD7
HondaCR-VPetrol1.5 TC-P 2WD7
HondaHR-VPetrol1.8L S6.9
HondaHR-VPetrol1.8L E6.9
HondaHR-VPetrol1.8L V6.9
HondaBR-VPetrol1.5L E8.3
HondaBR-VPetrol1.5L V8.3
HondaOdysseyPetrol2.4 EXV8.4

While it is uncertain when electric cars may be more widespread and possibly shift the entire fuel price paradigm in Malaysia, we can be sure of some near-term savings if you use the right credit card for your petrol consumption needs. Use the credit card comparison page to make an informed decision if you need a different credit card or if your current one is sufficiently providing the rewards you deserve.

What do you think about our fuel price update article? Let us know in the comment section below.

4.2 6 votes
Article Rating

SHARE

Comments (2)

Subscribe
Notify of
2 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Edmund Ooi
11 months ago

What is the formula use by the goverment to calculate the price of RON 95 Petrol as the price movement does not make an sense ?

Kamil Jamil
9 months ago

Naik naik naik lagi ker?

Top Personal Finance News Articles
Post Image
Petrol Price Malaysia Live Updates (RON95, RON97 & Diesel)
The RinggitPlus Team
- 20th October 2021
We provide weekly updates on every Friday at 5pm on the prices of RON95, RON97 and Diesel in Malaysia and a chart that shows the movement of fuel prices across a 6-week period. Bookmark this page now!
Post Image
Shopee Introduces SPayLater, Lets Users Buy Items Now And Pay Later
Alex Cheong Pui Yin
- 18th January 2021
Shopee has introduced a new payment feature that lets its Malaysian users purchase items and pay for them […]
Post Image
Touch n Go RFID: What Malaysian Road Users Need To Know
Jacie Tan
- 10th August 2018
Everyone’s talking about Touch ’n Go RFID being used at Malaysian highway tolls soon – here’s what you need to know about it.
Post Image
Best High Interest Savings Accounts In Malaysia (October 2021)
Pang Tun Yau
- 6th October 2021
Make your money work for you by depositing them into the best high-interest savings accounts in Malaysia!

Related articles

Related Posts Image
Related Posts Image
Related Posts Image

Apple Launches A RM99 Polishing Cloth

Jacie Tan -
2nd February 2021
Related Posts Image