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    Gasoline Products

    Ultra 94

    1. Is Ultra 94 sold at Petro-Canada still the same fuel that I purchased at Sunoco?
    2. Where can I purchase Ultra 94 fuel?
    3. Why is Ultra 94 not available at the Petro-Canada site I use?
    4. What are the benefits of Ultra 94 fuel? What does higher octane do for my car?
    5. Does Ultra 94 contain ethanol? Does Petro-Canada still offer an ethanol-free gasoline?
    SuperClean
    1. Will SuperClean improve my fuel economy?
    2. Does SuperClean have any effect on the environment?
    3. If SuperClean helps to clean my engine, what about PlusClean RegularClean gasolines? Don't they clean my engine as well?
    4. Is it O.K. for old and new cars?
    5. Isn't all gasoline the same?
    6. Who invented SuperClean gasoline?
    WinterGas
    1. What is WinterGas?
    2. Does WinterGas cost more?
    3. Don't all companies sell WinterGas?
    4. Is WinterGas suitable for all vehicles?
    5. Is WinterGas available in all grades of gasoline?
    6. Is improved WinterGas O.K. for snowmobiles, chainsaws, and snowblowers, etc.?
    Tactrol Additive
    1. How does Tactrol work?
    2. How do I know that I am receiving Tactrol in your gasoline?
    3. Who invented Tactrol?
    4. Is Tactrol available in WinterGas?
    5. Why is Petro-Canada participating in the Top Tier Detergent Program?
    6. Don't all gasoline retailers use Deposit Control Additives (DCA)
    7. Is Top Tier a significant change to Petro-Canada gasoline?

     

    Ultra 94

    1. Is Ultra 94 sold at Petro-Canada still the same fuel that I purchased at Sunoco?
      Yes, Petro-Canada is pleased to add this great brand to its array of high quality gasolines. All of the performance and octane benefits remain unchanged.

    2. Where can I purchase Ultra 94 fuel?
      Petro-Canada will add Ultra 94 to selected Petro-Canada branded sites, which will have street signs that identify the site as one that carries Ultra 94. In addition, Ultra 94 is available at Sunoco sites that converted to the Petro-Canada brand, in order to continue to serve loyal Ultra 94 customers. You can search for Ultra 94 locations using our Site Locator.

    3. Why is Ultra 94 not available at the Petro-Canada site I use?
      Availability of Ultra 94 is based on a variety of factors including distribution and local market demand. In 2010, Ultra 94 was added to 46 Petro-Canada sites. In 2011, Ultra 94 will be available at over 60 additional locations and we are evaluating future expansion.

    4. What are the benefits of Ultra 94 fuel? What does higher octane do for my car?
      Ultra 94 offers high octane fuel at gas stations in Ontario and Alberta. Its formulation surpasses the CGSB (Canadian General Standards Board) performance requirements for super premium gasoline. Ultra 94's higher octane ensures you always get the maximum horsepower, maximum acceleration, and maximum performance from your vehicle, even under tough driving conditions.

      Like all Petro-Canada fuels, Ultra 94 is Top Tier certified; in fact, it significantly exceeds Top Tier performance criteria. This higher detergency level will actually clean your car's fuel injectors and intake valves, and keep them clean. Cleaner engines help provide optimal fuel economy, reduced emissions and maximum performance year-round.

    5. Does Ultra 94 contain ethanol? Does Petro-Canada still offer an ethanol-free gasoline?
      Ultra 94 contains ethanol. Due to the fact that various fuel grades are blended at the point of sale, most grades of Petro-Canada fuel may now contain up to 10% ethanol. This represents a change from the previous state, where premium fuel was ethanol-free at Petro-Canada.


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    SuperClean

    1. Will SuperClean improve my fuel economy?
      Your mileage may improve, but this depends on your vehicle, how dirty your engine was to begin with and a large number of other factors, such as driving habits, tire pressure, road conditions, weather, loads, etc.

    2. Does SuperClean have any effect on the environment?
      Yes. Dirty fuel injectors and valves can contribute to higher tailpipe emissions. Using SuperClean helps to reduce those emissions.

    3. If SuperClean helps to clean my engine, what about PlusClean and RegularClean gasolines? Don't they clean my engine as well?
      Yes. If you have been a loyal Petro-Canada purchaser, your vehicle is likely delivering its best performance. However, if you sometimes purchase lower quality gasolines, SuperClean can help remove any deposits that may have formed.

    4. Is it O.K. for old and new cars?
      SuperClean is great for all new cars to help keep the engine clean and deliver peak performance. In fact, automobile manufacturers recommend the use of gasolines that contain a detergent additive. For older cars, it will help remove intake valve deposits and clean the fuel injectors to help restore their performance.

    5. Isn't all gasoline the same?
      No. In most parts of Canada, many private and independent brands do not provide as much or any cleaning agents in their gasoline, which can leave harmful deposits in your engine. These deposits will reduce your engine's performance over time. Petro-Canada's SuperClean gasolines contain higher levels of Tactrol, our unique formulation of deposit-control additives, which can actually help remove any harmful buildup and prevent its return with regular use. (Tactrol is also available in our RegularClean (87), PlusClean (89), SuperClean 94 (Montreal only) and Ultra 94 grades of gasoline.)

    6. Who invented SuperClean gasoline?
      Petro-Canada did. It is our own unique formulation, which we produce within our own company. No other company offers SuperClean gasoline except Petro-Canada.

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    WinterGas

    1. What is WinterGas?
      WinterGas is Petro-Canada's exclusive gasoline, specifically designed to meet Canadian driving conditions head on and to help drivers handle even the roughest and harshest Canadian winters. WinterGas is specifically formulated and blended in all of our grades of gasoline, including Ultra 94, for use in Canadian winter conditions, at no extra cost.

    2. Does WinterGas cost more?
      No. WinterGas is available at no extra cost in all octane levels at Petro-Canada service stations.

    3. Don't all companies sell WinterGas?
      Only Petro-Canada sells WinterGas.

    4. Is WinterGas suitable for all vehicles?
      Yes. Petro-Canada's WinterGas is specially formulated for Canadian winters, to:
      • provide the same high level of quality found in our traditional gasoline
      • help prevent vehicle fuel lines from freezing in colder weather
      • be suitable for all vehicles, both new and old, carburated or fuel-injected

    5. Is WinterGas available in all grades of gasoline?
      When you use Improved WinterGas, you should experience better cold engine starts and smoother idling after start-up.

    6. Is improved WinterGas O.K. for snowmobiles, chainsaws, and snowblowers, etc. ?
      Yes. Improved WinterGas is suitable for all applications using gasoline and can be freely substituted for conventional gasoline. In some areas, WinterGas may contain up to 10% ethanol (E10). Please refer to your owner's manual to ensure your equipment is compatible with ethanol-blended gasoline.

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    Tactrol Additive

    1. How does Tactrol work?
      Although it's quite a complex process, put simply, Tactrol acts as a detergent that not only prevents the buildup of harmful deposits, but also attacks deposits already formed and cleans them out of your engine. Tactrol, which contains nitrogen, is used in all of our grades of gasoline at varying levels. Our customers can choose the cleaning power they need. We have RegularClean, PlusClean, SuperClean, SuperClean 94 (Montreal area) and Ultra 94.

    2. How do I know that I am receiving Tactrol in your gasoline?
      Petro-Canada has rigid quality control and monitoring procedures to ensure that every drop of your SuperClean or Ultra 94 has the right amount of Tactrol.

    3. Who invented Tactrol?
      Petro-Canada did. It is our own unique formulation, which we produce within our own company. No other company uses Tactrol except Petro-Canada.

    4. Is Tactrol available in WinterGas?
      Yes, Tactrol is available in WinterGas, Petro-Canada's gasoline specifically designed to meet Canadian driving conditions head on and to help drivers handle even the roughest and harshest Canadian winters. WinterGas is available during winter months.

    5. Why is Petro-Canada participating in the Top Tier Detergent Program?
      Petro-Canada has shown leadership with regards to detergents in gasoline for many years and that will continue. Becoming Top Tier certified is a continuation of that leadership position.

    6. Don't all gasoline retailers use Deposit Control Additives (DCA)?
      Not all retailers have an effective DCA in their gasolines. In fact, we encourage gasoline retailers to add DCA to their gasoline. We will focus on providing Canadians with top-quality gasoline with our proven and tested Deposit Control Additive — Tactrol.

    7. Is Top Tier a significant change to Petro-Canada gasoline?
      Petro-Canada has supplied Canadians with high-quality fuels that meet their driving needs for many years. This track record, and the fact that our fuels meet or exceed all Canadian standards, makes the Top Tier certification a reinforcement of our commitment to our customers.

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