How much do you spend on Petrol?


Since early this year I have been recording my petrol usage in a log book. Besides keeping track of my petrol expenses, it also helps me to determine which petrol is the best value for money. I only pump 3 brands of petrol: Shell, Petronas and Esso/Mobill. Caltex and BP are out of my list because they perform pretty badly compared to others (pickup is almost non-existant and no power) For your information I am driving a Proton Satria 1.3.

Date Amount (RM) Petrol Brand Mileage (KM)
12 January 2007 50 Shell 326
22 January 2007 50 Petronas 300
2 February 2007 50 Shell 320
11 February 2007 50 Esso 355
2 March 2007 50 Shell 327
15 March 2007 50 Shell 306
27 March 2007 50 Shell 367
16 April 2007 50 Shell 302
4 May 2007 20 Petronas 138
22 May 2007 50 Shell 310
31 May 2007 50 Shell 324
11 June 2007 50 Shell 312
22 June 2007 50 Shell 327
6 July 2007 50 Esso 330
19 July 2007 50 Shell 331
29 July 2007 50 Petronas 281

Based on my last 8 months’ petrol usage, I have came up with an interesting statistics.

  • Total mileage: 4956KM
  • Average mileage/month: 619.5KM
  • Total spent: RM770
  • Average spent/month: RM96.25 (RM24/week)
  • Average mileage per Ringgit: RM1 = 6.44KM

And now the petrol brand’s performance:

  • Shell: RM1 = 6.46KM
  • Petronas: RM1 = 5.991KM
  • Esso/Mobil : RM1 = 6.85KM

So the clear winner for best mileage goes to Esso/Mobil. But for best fuel power, it must be Shell. When my car is using Shell, the pickup is very good and can reach higher speed easily. The statistics may not be that accurate for other petrol brands because I usually patronize Shell more. Anyway let’s hope the petrol price won’t increase anymore lol, I believe it burns a hole in every driver’s pocket.

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  1. i found that petronas oil can performe better in slow driving i mean low thatn 60-70 kmph
    and petronas oil keep the engine cleen… but no power n never use petronas if wanna go long distance… kl-johor 1.5 tank… im using atoz
    johor to kl 1 tank only using esso…
    caltex oso good but no free gift lol…
    shell oso good but not my choice since esso and petronas and caltex is nearer to my house

  2. I just came accross your blog and I found its interesting.

    Talking about petrol, I’ve calcute my mileage based on those 3 petrols too and in the end my top choice is ESSO, save more ‘cos I travel a lot and 2nd is Shell because of the performance.

    The worst service provided is Caltex. Almost all stations around Klang Valley.


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