07 September 2012

Neste Oil to launch premium-quality Neste Pro Diesel in Finland on 9 September

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Neste Oil Corporation
Press release
7 September 2012 at 10 a.m (EET)

Neste Oil to launch premium-quality Neste Pro Diesel in Finland on 9 September - The new product is the world's first diesel fuel to comply with the toughest WWFC specification in Finland

Neste Oil's service stations in Finland will launch the company's new, premium-quality diesel - Neste Pro Diesel - this Sunday, 9 September. Using the new fuel can reduce fuel consumption by up to 5%, depending on the vehicle, driving style, and driving conditions. Compatible with all diesel vehicles, the new fuel also improves overall performance and reduces greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions.

The new fuel is the first-ever to comply with the toughest diesel specification drawn up as part of the Worldwide Fuel Charter (WWFC) by automotive manufacturers in Europe, the US, and Asia. WWFC specifications are based on extensive R&D work and experience gathered from fuels used worldwide, and the highest WWFC specification calls for standards exceeding those of conventional fuel specifications.

"We have developed Neste Pro Diesel to offer drivers a fuel that will enhance their vehicles' performance, while at the same time reducing their fuel consumption and emissions. It is also the first diesel fuel in the world to comply with the toughest specification drawn up by automotive manufacturers as part of the Worldwide Fuel Charter (WWFC)," says Sakari Toivola, Neste Oil's Executive Vice President, Oil Retail.

Neste Pro Diesel will be available at all of Neste Oil's service stations across Finland and will replace the diesel fuel currently sold at these outlets, as well as Neste Green diesel, which contains a minimum of 10% renewable content. Conventional diesel will continue to be available at Neste Oil's Express and Truck stations.

The best diesel for any vehicle

Studies at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, and Neste Oil's Engine Laboratory have shown that Neste Pro Diesel:

  • Reduces fuel consumption by up to 5%, depending on the vehicle, driving style, and driving conditions
  • Increases engine power and torque by up to 4% compared to conventional diesel fuel
  • Motor oil last longer
  • Improves engine performance, particularly in cold weather, and reduces engine noise
  • Enhances engine reliability during the winter, thanks to its excellent cold weather properties.

Neste Pro Diesel contains a minimum of 15% of Neste Oil's renewable diesel. Thanks to this renewable content, vehicles using Neste Pro Diesel generate up to 20% lower greenhouse gas emissions, as well as lower NOx, particulate, and hydrocarbon emissions.

Neste Oil Corporation

Osmo Kammonen
Senior Vice President, Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs

Further information:
Sakari Toivola, Executive Vice President, Oil Retail, tel. +358 (0)50 458 4450

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Neste Oil in brief
Neste Oil Corporation is a refining and marketing company concentrating on low-emission, high-quality traffic fuels. The company produces a comprehensive range of major petroleum products and is the world's leading supplier of renewable diesel. Neste Oil had net sales of EUR 15.4 billion in 2011 and employs around 5,000 people, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.nesteoil.com

Oil Retail in brief
Neste Oil's Oil Retail business area operates a network of 1,145 stations and acts as a key marketing channel for Neste Oil's premium-quality, low-emission products. Oil Retail's goal is to be the leader in its selected markets, and is a major marketer and supplier of petroleum products in Finland, Northwest Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland.

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