The federal government launched a pilot of a brand new sort of gas station that sells unsubsidised gas again in February 2023. Accessible at two places in Padang Besar and Wang Kelian in Perlis, the stations promote unsubsidised RON95 priced at RM3.22 per litre and unsubsidised diesel at RM3.45 per litre.
That is compared to subsidised RON95 which fits for RM2.05 per litre and subsidised B10 diesel that goes for RM2.15, which is a distinction of RM1.17 (57%) and RM1.30 (60%) per litre respectively.
The unsubsidised costs above had been on the time of launch. It appears the present unsubsidised costs are RM3.05 per litre for RON95 and RM3 per litre for B10 diesel. Regardless of being unsubsidised, the value per litre continues to be cheaper than RON97’s RM3.35 per litre value.
In keeping with a report by NST, gross sales of subsidised gas in Perlis noticed a discount of 15.7% for RON95 and 15.7% for diesel through the first two months of implementation. In the meantime, the 2 petrol stations that bought unsubsidised gas recorded a 42.27% improve for RON95 and 14.75% improve for diesel gross sales.
Because of this, the federal government managed to save lots of RM5 million in RON95 and diesel subsidies a month, so the pilot mission is taken into account successful.
The pilot will probably be expanded to stations in Rantau Panjang and Bukit Bunga in Kelantan, and Tebedu, Ba’kelalan and Lundu in Sarawak. Extra stations are deliberate in Pengkalan Hulu in Perak, the Johor causeway and Second Hyperlink in Johor, Padang Besar and Wang Kelian in Perlis, and Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah.