Shell makes biodiesel B20 available at Shell service station to support sustainable energy policy
Mar 22, 2019
Bangkok, Thailand: The Shell Company of Thailand Limited reinforced its “More & Cleaner Energy” strategy through its support of the government’s policy to introduce B20. The company’s Diesel B20 will be available at the service station Poomrapee Amphoe Wang Noi, Ayutthaya Province. This is in line with the company’s move to support the Thai Government’s sustainable energy policy.
Caption: Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Minister of Energy (5th from left), Miss Chutima Bunyapraphasara, Deputy Minister of Commerce (6th from left), Mr. Panun Prachuabmoh, Deputy Country Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited (3rd from left) and Miss. Ornuthai Na Chiangmai, Executive Director for Retail business, The Shell Company of Thailand (3rd from right) Limited at the opening of the sale of Shell Diesel B 20 at the service station Poomrapee Amphoe Wang Noi, Ayutthaya Province
Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Minister of Energy, said “In the light of recent situations with high level of PM 2.5 affecting many areas in Bangkok and vicinity, it has raised concerns especially on its impact on people’s health. The Ministry of Energy takes this matter seriously and carries out a specific measure to cope with the situation. This includes joining hands with oil company to make biodiesel B20 available at service stations to increase the crude palm oil consumption. The Ministry of Energy would like to thank The Shell Company of Thailand for their continued support.”
Panun Prachuabmoh, Deputy Country Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited, said “Shell drives sustainable energy policy by putting our priority on building a strong foundation for energy while also caring for the environment. We are very pleased to start the sale of the Shell Diesel B20 at the service station Poomrapee Amphoe Wang Noi. Shell together with our business & technical partners Pongrawe haulier, Scania OEM and Tri Petch Isuzu Sales, have introduced Shell Diesel B20 in our road transport fleet. The B20 fuel supplied to Shell Poomrapee, Wang Noi station, along with 100% of the palm biodiesel component oil we purchase and blend already, is certified to standards set by the RSPO or covered by offsets from the RSPO certificate trading system. The RSPO is a non-governmental organization which has developed environmental and social standards that when properly applied, can help to minimize the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil-producing regions. Requirements of RSPO certification include elements such as no deforestation, no planting on peat, consultation of local communities, worker’s rights, fair payment and safe working conditions
Chutima Bunyapraphasara, Deputy Minister of Commerce, said that “The Ministry of Commerce has worked closely with the Ministry of Energy to come up with measures to solve the issue with palm oil price across the board. This includes promoting the production of biodiesel B20 as well as its usage through the following: the sale price of the biodiesel B20 will remain 5 baht per litre cheaper than other available diesels until the end of May; crude palm oil will be used in combination with natural gas to generate electricity at Bang Pakong power plant in Chachoengsao Province; the increase of service stations with biodiesel B20 gasoline pumps to store crude oil stock. The sale of Shell Diesel B20 will create pricing balance for farmers in the future.”
Ornuthai Na Chiangmai, Executive Director for Retail business, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited, added that “By making Shell Diesel B20 available at Shell service stations, we will provide consumers with the convenient access to cleaner energy. This is in line with our strategy to support sustainable energy and local Thai farmers. It is another example of Shell innovating our offerings at our service stations and demonstrating an emphasis on its design with innovation, resulting in water usage reduction, an increase of green area and improved hazardous waste management.”
Shell Thailand is advancing towards sustainable energy with the strategy “More & Cleaner Energy,” which aims to support the increasing needs for energy consumption. The goal is also to reduce greenhouse gas emission as much as possible through its 3 main approaches:
- Bringing in energy innovations of the future to Thailand - Shell has introduced technologies and cutting-edge products which are environmental-friendly, including Shell V Power, the premium grade fuel designed to clean your engine with more efficient combustion and less carbon deposit.
- Collaboration from all sectors involved - The move towards energy transition requires collaboration from all sectors involved including the government, car manufacturers, oil companies, as well as other stakeholders. Shell has always provided the government sector with its support, and Shell’s partners have also shown solid collaboration.
- Development of human capacity and living condition for better lives - Human resource is another key factor to the success of sustainable energy transition. For this reason, we fully support the efforts to build a better foundation and living condition for Thai farmers. This includes educating and developing young adults and engaging them in Thailand’s efforts in energy.
“As one of the leaders in energy, Shell will continue to provide its support in Thailand’s energy transition to cleaner energy,” Panun concluded.
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