Shell Introduces New Nitro+ Premium Fuel Nationwide

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
shell introduces new nitro premium fuel nationwide

Starting Monday, your local Shell station will be offering a new grade of fuel said to increase engine life and boost efficiency, but at a price.

According to Shell researcher Ed Nelson, the company’s V-Power Nitro+ claims to add “protection against wear and corrosion to the detergents our gasoline already contains” by adhering to affected parts for better lubrication while keeping water in the gasoline from doing the same for reduced corrosion, Detroit Free Press reports. Nitro+ also claims to have more detergent to prevent waste buildup in the engine.

The new grade will replace the original V-Power premium fuel at Shell stations nationwide, while grades below Nitro+ will have lower quantities of the detergents and other chemicals used with the new premium fuel. No changes to octane are set to occur, though Shell is silent on how much more consumers will pay for Nitro+.

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  • Aphidman Aphidman on Jun 02, 2015

    Secret sauce!

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jun 03, 2015

    I actually have to make my monthly fuel up today, and I'll be interested to see the miraculous improvement this N+ fuel makes. Ugh.

  • Emeshuris Emeshuris on Jun 03, 2015

    So i dont know about gasoline, but to me it seems like less gasoline for more money.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jun 04, 2015

    Filled up yesterday, and I can report that here in Ohio, the N+ was .40 more than regular 87 fuel. That's about .08 or .09 higher than the previous 93 premium fuel cost. ...Now I'm waiting for my hugely improved fuel economy to make up the difference.