BP expanded its rollout of BP Cleaner Super - a lead-free petrol for older vehicles – by launching the product in KwaZulu Natal on Wednesday.

BP expanded its rollout of BP Cleaner Super - a lead-free petrol for older vehicles – by launching the product in KwaZulu Natal on Wednesday.

Cleaner Super was launched in Gauteng and the Western Cape last year. The multinational fuel company is promoting its Cleaner City campaign on a global level and is restructuring its services ahead of the planned phasing out of leaded fuel in SA by 2006.

CARtoday.com last year quoted a BP official as saying that 50 per cent of its South African network of 750 service stations would stock only lead-free fuel from early next year.

All BP’s new petrol stations, such as its R100-million Beyers Naude Interchange service station on the N1 near Randburg, will provide only unleaded and lead-free Cleaner Super, designed to provide fuel for all vehicles that use leaded petrol.

"BP Cleaner Super contains potassium, a fuel-soluble mineral which protects valve seats, similar to the action of lead. Harmful lead oxide is eliminated," said Uwe Kutu, BP Product Manager for Retail Main Fuels.

BP South Africa claims that Cleaner Super may be used by vehicles manufactured before 1986 that, until now, were unable to switch to lead-free fuel: “It results in increased spark plug life, less oil degradation, reduced tendency to form deposits in the combustion chamber and inlet valves, longer life of the exhaust system and reduces harmful emissions without affecting performance.”

The price of BP Cleaner Super is the same price as unleaded fuel at the coast and inland areas.

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