Shell imparts fuel saving tips, strengthens 'Do More Campaign'

February 22, 2016 11:09 am 

MANILA, Feb. 21 — Major oil company Pilipinas Shell shared recently the benefits of "Do More Campaign" to the student participants of the Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Asia 2016 in an event called "Fueled to Do More" held in Bonifacio Global Center (BGC) Amphitheater in Taguig City.

Anthony Lawrence Yam, Pilipinas Shell Vice President for Retail, said the "Do More" campaign reinforces the value of fuel efficiency, which can help motorist be more efficient in terms of their time and in turn, allow them to do kore of the things they value most.

"We at Shell understand motorist's need to maximize their day, so we continue to instill the merits of being fuel efficient to everyone. That's why we believe in educating the youth in importance of knowing the correct fuel saving tips and the use of right fuel such as Shell FuelSave with Active Efficiency Ingredients, which is desgined to last longer than standard fuels," he said.

"We want to start tnem young and these are useful tools that can help drivers become more fuel efficient and do kore in their everyday lives," he added.

Last Friday, participants were challenged to race against the clock as they compete a series of games such as scavenger hunt, obstacle course, puzzle solving and other mini games integrated with Shell fuel saving tips.

Each team was composed of members from the media and the students who will be representing the Philippines in the upcoming SEM this year.

"The event was great, the whole team enjoyed and was able to demonstrate teamwork. " said Raffy Rafael, one of the members of Team Mandaragit, one of the Philippines' representative in SEM.

He added that aside from enjoying the race they also learned a lot about safety and efficiency when it comes to driving.

Aside from Shell saving fuel tips, there was also a game which was integrated with the results of the Shell Fact and Fiction Report about how being able to recognize fuel saving facts from fiction can help in accomplishing more tasks.

The company also took the chance to impart the results of the recently conducted survey on the emotional impact of traffic to Filipino motorists.

Respondents of the research are composed of 1,000 motorists nationwide, ages 15-80.

The research reveals that two-thirds of Filipino motorists believed that changing the way they drive and having a longer lasting fuel could give them more time to enjoy important things in life.

"Because of the worsening traffic, there are important things in our lives that we don't get to do anymore, " said Maan Abas, Shell Fuel Save Brand Manager.

She noted the study was focused on the emotional aspect because they understand that there are certain things in life which people are not efficient based on their role and responsibilities.

Abas also shared some fuel saving tips which includes planning your trips ahead and waking up early to avoid the rush hour.

Moreover, 98 percent of the respondents believe that engineering and science students play an important role in helping save fuel and finding solutions to the worlds energy problems.

Shell will conduct its annual SEM on March 3, which will be participated by 119 teams from all over the world, 28 of which will represent the Philippines. (PNA) lgi/CLTC/Jonnah Lynne R. Pante & Chrisheil C. Acal (OJTs)

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