Showa Shell announced October 18 that it will boost sales of its gas-to-liquids (GTL) kerosene fuel in Japan, touting lower odor emissions than conventional crude-based kerosene.

According to a report by Nikkei news service, the GTL kero would cost twice as much as petroleum-based kero, at 4,000 yen (US$52) per 18-liter can, including delivery fees.

“Last season, the [Shell GTL] fuel was available in Tokyo and 12 other prefectures. But this season, the sales network will be expanded to 37 prefectures next month. The fuel will be made available nationwide ...

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