Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of the Petroperú Ultra Premium Diesel?

The green Ultra Premium Diesel has a new and higher dose of multifunctional additives, whose main benefits are the following:

  • It improves the cold start of the engine, generating less noise and vibrations.
  • Quickly recovers engine power to factory conditions, due to its high and effective dose of detergency additives.
  • Prevents dirt from gradually accumulating on the injectors and internal parts of the engine.
  • Generates savings in fuel consumption, through better use of energy.
  • Extends the life of the engine, protecting it from premature corrosion.
  • Prevents the formation of emulsions due to the presence of water, so it does not affect the lubrication of the internal parts of the engine.
  • Optimizes the filling time of a fuel tank, since the foam disappears in a short time, thus allowing a faster and more efficient tank filling, without spills or product losses.

What is the natural color of diesel?

The natural colour of diesel is yellow and its intensity can vary depending on its origin, refining process and storage time. Petroperú uses green coloring within its package of multifunctional additives for its Ultra Premium Diesel, in order to differentiate its product in the Peruvian market.

What should I do to maintain the properties of my fuel?

To maintain the properties of the fuels in the customer's facilities, it is recommended to do the following:

  • Periodic cleaning of the storage tanks, to remove debris and moisture, which could have accumulated in the bottoms of the tanks. This operational action will prevent damage to the injection systems, as well as premature saturation of engine filters.
  • Daily check the water cut-off level in tanks (using water detector pastes) and check the appearance of the product dispatched by the dispenser and/or dispenser, which must be clear and shiny.

Should diesel and gasoline/gasohol be mixed?

No. The diesel cycle engine should only use B5 Diesel/B5 -50 Diesel fuel, and the Otto gasoline cycle engine should only use gasoline/gasohol. Both engines have completely different designs and using a fuel for which they were not designed could cause serious damage.

What happens to the gasohol when water enters the fuel in the storage tank?

The alcohol in the gasohol migrates to the aqueous phase (water) and causes the gasohol not to have the optimal content specified in the national regulations: 7.8% volume. In the event that this situation is detected by the Supervisory Agency for Investment in Energy and Mining (Osinergmin), it would be sanctioned; therefore, it is recommended to carry out daily control of water cut in the gasohol storage tanks.

Do Petroperú fuels include additives?

Yes, Petroperú fuels have multifunctional additive packages designed especially for each type of fuel.

Do the Regular and Premium gasohols from Petroperú have less than 50 ppm of sulfur?

Petroperú gasoholes have very low sulfur levels in their composition, even below the maximum level of the current current specification. In this regard, the Regular and Premium Gasohols that we market in the country, through the Service Stations affiliated with the Petroperú Network, have a maximum of 50 parts per million (ppm) of sulfur.

Does the vehicle work better if I refuel it with a higher octane petrol/gasohol? Example: Premium Gasohol for a Regular Gasohol

No. The Otto cycle gasoline engine is designed to operate with octane rating according to the compression ratio of the vehicle. The operation of the engine will be optimal according to the octane rating specified in the vehicle manual, which can be expressed in RON (Research Octane Number), which is used in Peru. A grade of gasoline/gasohol octane rating equal to or higher than that indicated in the vehicle manual must be used. For this purpose, the following should be considered:

If the Vehicle User Manual states:

  • Less than or equal to 90 RON - Should be used: Regular Gasoline or Regular Gasohol
  • More than 90 RON - Premium Gasoline or Premium Gasohol must be used

In accordance with Ministerial Resolution No. 469-2021-MINEM/DM that establishes technical specifications for the quality of gasoline and gasohol for automotive use, Premium and Regular

Where can I find information on the octane rating of the fuel my vehicle should use?

This information is available in the Fuel section of the vehicle or user manual.

Can the use of Regular and Premium gasoline/gasohols affect the performance of my vehicle?

The use of Regular and Premium gasoline and gasohols will not affect the performance of your vehicle, as long as the fuel selection is made with the information available in the vehicle manual.