Latest Petrol Price in Malaysia for RON95, RON97 & Diesel [UPDATED]

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Updated on 1 DECEMBER 2018

The government announced that only RON97 prices will be floated based on the market price on a weekly basis. Petrol prices RON95, RON97 and Diesel are now updated on a monthly basis.The price of RON95 and Diesel will remain fixed.


Find out the petrol and diesel price today! Fuel prices in Malaysia from September 2018 onward will remain fixed for a month until further notice. Stay tuned to our fuel price update.

Related: Hybrid/Electric vs Petrol Cars: Which is cheaper in the long run?

December 2018 Petrol Prices in Malaysia

December 2018 Petrol Prices In Malaysia
Week Ron 95 Ron 97 Diesel
1 – 31st December 2.20 2.50 2.18

November 2018 Petrol Prices in Malaysia

November 2018 Petrol Prices In Malaysia
Week Ron 95 Ron 97 Diesel
1 – 30th November 2.20 2.81 2.18

October 2018 Petrol Prices in Malaysia

October 2018 Petrol Prices In Malaysia
Week Ron 95 Ron 97 Diesel
1 – 31st October 2.20 2.79 2.18

September 2018 Petrol Prices in Malaysia

September 2018 Petrol Prices In Malaysia
Week Ron 95 Ron 97 Diesel
1 – 31st September 2.20 2.65 2.18

August 2018 Petrol Prices in Malaysia

August 2018 Petrol Prices In Malaysia
Week Ron 95 Ron 97 Diesel
30 – 31 August 2.20 2.69 2.18
16 – 22 August 2.20 2.65 2.18
9 – 15 August 2.20 2.61 2.18
2 – 8 August 2.20 2.64 2.18

July 2018 Petrol Prices in Malaysia

July 2018 Petrol Prices In Malaysia
Week Ron 95 Ron 97 Diesel
26 July – 1 August 2.20 2.54 2.18
19 – 25 July 2.20 2.56 2.18
12 – 18 July 2.20 2.59 2.18
5 – 11 July 2.20 2.58 2.18
28 June – 4 July 2.20 2.50 2.18

June 2018 Petrol Prices in Malaysia

June 2018 Petrol Prices In Malaysia
Week Ron 95 Ron 97 Diesel
28 June – 4 July 2.20 2.50 2.18
21- 27 June 2.20 2.59 2.18
14 – 20 June 2.20 2.60 2.18
7 – 13 June 2.20 2.66 2.18

May 2018 Petrol Prices in Malaysia

May 2018 Petrol Prices In Malaysia
Week Ron 95 Ron 97 Diesel
24 – 30 May 2.20 2.47 2.18
17- 23 May 2.20 2.47 2.18
10 – 16 May 2.20 2.47 2.18
3 – 9 May 2.20 2.47 2.18

April 2018 Petrol Prices in Malaysia

April 2018 Petrol Prices In Malaysia
Week Ron 95 Ron 97 Diesel
26 Apr – 2 May 2.20 2.47 2.18
19 – 25 Apr 2.20 2.47 2.18
12 – 18 Apr 2.20 2.47 2.18
5 – 11 Apr 2.20 2.47 2.18
29 Mar – 4 Apr 2.13 2.41 2.11

March 2018 Petrol Prices in Malaysia

March 2018 Petrol Prices In Malaysia
Week Ron 95 Ron 97 Diesel
22 – 28 Mar 2.17 2.43 2.13
15 – 21 Mar 2.18 2.45 2.16
8 -14 Mar 2.21 2.47 2.17
1 – 7 Mar 2.20 2.47 2.18

February 2018 Petrol Prices in Malaysia

February 2018 Petrol Prices In Malaysia
Week Ron 95 Ron 97 Diesel
22 – 28 Feb 2.17 2.43 2.13
15 – 21 Feb 2.23 2.50 2.19
8 -14 Feb 2.33 2.61 2.31
1 – 7 Feb 2.31 2.58 2.24

January 2018 Petrol Prices in Malaysia

January 2018 Petrol Prices In Malaysia
Week Ron 95 Ron 97 Diesel
25 – 31 Jan 2.29 2.56 2.31
18 – 24 Jan 2.30 2.57 2.32
11 – 17 Jan 2.26 2.53 2.32
4 – 10 Jan 2.29 2.57 2.32

See also: Historical Movement of Petrol Prices In Malaysia for year 2017

How Petrol Prices are Determined in Malaysia

Historically, the price of petrol in Malaysia was subsided by the government to keep the price artificially low. However, this changed in recent years when the government adopted a managed float system where the price of fuel would be announced monthly. Price adjustments are made based on the average price per liter of refined oil.

Starting March 29, 2017, the government decided to switch up the system again and adopt a weekly ceiling price. This means that individual petrol stations are allowed to deviate from the ceiling price, provided they get approval from the government first. Check out our article about How to Save Money with Weekly Petrol Pricing.

Can the price at the pump deviate from the ceiling price?

Malaysia has been protected from this effect in the past because the government would subsidize fuel prices but, with the introduction of the managed float system, that is no longer the case. Major influences on the price of oil are OPEC (a collective of oil exporting countries) and non-OPEC oil exporters such as Russia. Depending on their individual objectives these players might decide to cut or extend their production of oil, effectively driving the price of oil up and down.

The global oil price is one of the most important floating prices in the world. The price of oil indirectly determines the cost of living of most people on the planet, because it is so directly tied to fuel costs. As was previously mentioned, the weekly fuel price is determined by the price change in the global oil price. That means that if global oil prices rise, so will the price of petrol in Malaysia and vice versa.

Theoretically, individual petrol station owners could choose to set a lower price than the prescribed ceiling, but they would need approval from the government to be allowed to do this. Up until now, we have had no reports of petrol stations deviating from the ceiling price, so you can safely assume that the prices quoted here are what you are going to have to pay at the pump.

Related: A Comparison of Petrol Loyalty Cards In Malaysia 

What is the difference between RON95 or RON97 in Malaysia?

RON97 is more expensive than RON95 and is generally considered to be the higher quality fuel type. RON97 is believed to be better for your engine and enhances the performance of your car, as compared to RON95. However, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that RON97 actually enhances engine performance.

Against popular belief, RON97 also does not necessarily give you more mileage than RON95. The mileage your car makes per tank refill is largely dependent on other factors, such as your driving style and the efficiency of your car. To sum it up, RON97 is not necessarily the better fuel, even though it is higher priced. If your car does not explicitly require RON97, you are better off sticking with RON95 because it’s cheaper.

How to save on your petrol expenses

If you are a frequent driver, your petrol expenses are likely going to be one of your main expense categories. You can’t avoid buying petrol, but you can make significant savings on your petrol by spending your money the right way. For example, you can make significant savings up to on your petrol spending by using a Cashback Credit-card with cashback on petrol purchases. If you can combine the utility of a petrol cashback card while benefiting from a weekly fuel price that is relatively low, you can save large amounts of money on your petrol expenditure.

Alternatively, you might also want to check out our article on 12 Ways To Reduce Your Petrol Spend.

To help you out, we have listed a pick of the best petrol credit cards in Malaysia. Have a look:

Standard Chartered JustOne Platinum MasterCard

scb-ccard-masterplatinum_justone up to 15% Cashback for RM 2,500 min. monthly spend cta apply now

Citi Cash Back Card

citi-cashback-gold-visa-0721 5% Cashback for Petrol spend cta apply now

HSBC Amanah MPower Visa Platinum Credit Card-i

hsbcamanahmpowerplatinumivisa 8% Cashback for Petrol & Groceries spend cta apply now

Shell-Citi Credit Card

citishellvisa 8% Shell Cashback for RM 2,500 min. monthly spend cta apply now

Since fuel prices will change weekly and are based upon changes in the average price of oil per litre, you can adapt your petrol purchases to profit from cheap weeks and avoid the expensive weeks. Check back every week to find out the petrol prices for the next week!

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