Singapore, February 05, 2008 – Sembcorp Gas is proud to announce the start of its new retail CNG service on mainland Singapore, under the new brand name “GPlus”. To mark the launch of Sembcorp’s GPlus CNG which goes on sale from February 7 – the first day of the Chinese lunar New Year, the company is pleased to extend a special “hong bao” offer to its customers for a limited time only.

With this “hong bao” offer, motorists will enjoy a discounted price of $0.90/kg nett when they fill up on GPlus CNG. This marks a 19% discount over the current CNG retail price of $1.11/kg, which itself offers roughly 53% savings over petrol at $1.91/litre and 37% over diesel at $1.44/litre. The offer will be valid from February 7, 2008 to February 29, 2008.

Sembcorp’s GPlus outlet at SPC’s Jalan Buroh station is its second CNG retail station. The company also owns and operate another CNG refuelling station on Jurong Island. The “hong bao” offer is available at both Jalan Buroh and Jurong Island CNG stations.

Sembcorp Gas Director, Mr Francis J Gomez, said, “GPlus stands for greener driving, and benefits for both motorists and the environment. With the launch of GPlus CNG, motorists in Singapore now have an alternative fuel that is both economical and environmentally friendly. Sembcorp is committed to further widening our retail service for GPlus, and customers can expect more GPlus outlets in Bedok and Bukit Merah before the end of the year.”

Under an agreement between Sembcorp Gas and SPC announced last November, GPlus will be retailed directly by Sembcorp Gas. The GPlus CNG outlet, which is connected to Sembcorp Gas’ underground pipelines, is owned and operated by Sembcorp Gas.

Currently there are about 500 CNG cars in Singapore, and the number is expected to grow with increasing environmental awareness and the demand for cheaper motoring.

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Sembcorp Gas is the first commercial importer and retailer of natural gas in Singapore. The company imports 325 million cubic feet of natural gas a day from West Natuna in Indonesia. It also owns and operates Singapore’s first compressed natural gas refueling station, located on Jurong Island. Sembcorp Gas is majority owned by Sembcorp Utilities Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries Limited.