Caltex is launching new Australian-developed diesel products in to the Hunter Valley mining region.
It comes on the back of Caltex upgrade its Newcastle terminal, which has "enabled customers access to new fuel products that would help address a number of maintenance and performance challenges known to be contributing to higher costs of maintaining their diesel fleets," the company said.
According to Caltex general manger marketing Bruce Rosengarten, the new packages are focused on boosting engine power output and reducing fuel consumption.
"Caltex has responded to these challenges by introducing the Caltex Tec Diesel Advantage, a package that includes three new advanced diesel products along wit fuel filtering processes, site-specific engineering solutions, and a fuel saving low viscosity engine oil," Rosengarten said.
Independent tests, carried out by Orbital Corporation and designed to replicate Australian conditions, showed the packages provided increased power output and fuel economy savings through improvements to injector cleanliness, he added.
In addition to this a new diesel filtration system has been installed at the Newcastle terminal to remove more microscopic abrasive contamination compared to conventional diesel fuel alone.