We depend on our engines to get us where we need to go, so it’s important to keep them performing at their best. With Vortex Premium fuels, you can clean and protect your engine as you drive, and get the most from every tank.
As Australia’s largest supplier of transport fuels, we ensure that our fuels continue to meet stringent Australian Fuel Quality Standards.
Recently we have become aware of a chemical known as NMA (N-Methylaniline) in fuel supplied in the Mackay region. NMA is an organic compound commonly used as a solvent or as an additive for dyes, fertiliser and organic products. However, it appears that NMA is being used in the Mackay region because of its ability to serve as an octane booster for transport fuels.
We have never blended NMA into any fuel sold from our terminals or refineries and will not compromise on this commitment, nor do we buy fuel that contains NMA.
Through our Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) membership, we are actively advocating for the Australian Government to make the necessary enquiries to ensure that Australians are not negatively affected by the use of potentially harmful additives in fuels.
AdBlue® is a urea-based diesel exhaust fluid consumed in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems on many modern vehicles. This technology has been adopted by vehicle manufactures to help meet the latest European requirements on diesel engine emissions.
Caltex has an extensive network of sites and truck stops across Australia which makes accessing AdBlue® easy. Caltex sourced AdBlue® is made to ISO quality standards 22241-1, 2, 3 and 4 as well as DIN70070 and CEFIC standards. The AdBlue® is Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. approved to ensure optimal performance and reliability of your SCR system - it's a quality guarantee you can rely on time after time, fill after fill.
Vortex Premium fuels can be safely mixed with any regular, unadditised fuels. However, by diluting Vortex Premium, you will also dilute its benefits. Mixing regular, unadditised fuel and Vortex Premium will also lower the octane rating. If your vehicle requires a minimum octane rating of 95, for example, the blend may fall below this and hinder the performance of your vehicle until the fuel is changed.
Everyone. No matter what the age or condition of the engine, the cleaning effect of our additives can help to output more power, achieve better acceleration and smoother running.
High octane Vortex Premium 95 and 98 are suitable for all vehicles designed to run on unleaded petrol.
There are 3 Vortex Premium fuels:
- Vortex Premium 98 is our highest octane petrol, formulated to meet the exact requirements of the latest high-compression, turbo-charged and performance engines.
- Vortex Premium 95 combines a high octane, friction reducer and rust inhibitor to help give more power and improve performance compared to regular, unadditised petrol.
- Vortex Premium Diesel contains advanced additives to help restore and maintain fuel injector cleanliness.
All 3 have a range of magic ingredients that help to clean your engine for better performance.