Information on Opal fuel
Designed to help
Petrol sniffing is a life threatening issue for many people living in remote communities.
Opal fuel is a low aromatic regular unleaded fuel that has been specially designed without the properties associated with creating a 'high', helping to discourage sniffing.
A substitute for regular unleaded 91
Manufactured by BP Australia, Opal fuel is a direct substitute for regular unleaded fuel with an octane rating of 91, so it is safe to mix with the regular unleaded 91 already in your tank.
Opal fuel conforms to the National Fuels Quality Standards Act 2000. This fuel standard provides the legislative basis for national fuel quality and fuel quality information standards for Australia. All fuels sold in Australia must comply with this fuel standard and all vehicles which are manufactured or imported to Australia must be able to satisfactorily operate on these standards.
Opal fuel is a low aromatic regular unleaded fuel
Priced at an equivalent rate to regular unleaded 91
Opal fuel is subsidised under the Australian Government's Petrol Sniffing Prevention Programme. This allows Opal fuel to be priced at an equivalent local rate to regular unleaded 91.
And has been proven effective
Opal fuel has replaced regular unleaded 91 at selected sites throughout Central Australia. Since the launch of Opal fuel in 2005 over 2.4 million fills have been sold across Central Australia.*
* Based on 109 million litres of Opal fuel manufactured since 2005 launch and average fill of 45 litres calculated using BP's card customer database average for rural sites in 2011.