Leading oil company Petron Corporation marked another milestone in fuels technology with the recent launch of the first Euro 4 premium plus gasoline in the country that meets European fuel quality standards. Another first from Petron, the new Petron Blaze 100 Euro 4 is specially formulated to meet the more stringent and environment-friendly Euro 4 standard.
Euro 4 is a globally-accepted European emission standard for vehicles, which require fuel with significantly low amounts of sulfur (0.005% or 50 parts per million) and benzene (maximum of 1% by volume). Petron Blaze 100 Euro 4 meets the fuel quality requirements of Euro 4 technology vehicles. Currently, the Philippine standard for automotive gasoline allows up to 0.05% sulfur or 500 parts per million and up to 2% benzene.
The company’s new Euro 4 premium plus gasoline is being launched two-and-a-half years ahead of the government mandate for this global fuel standard which is set to take effect by 2016. This underscores Petron’s commitment to launch fuel products relevant to consumers while reducing its environmental footprint.
A revolutionary fuel formulated to unleash the full potential of high performance vehicles, Petron Blaze 100 Euro 4 has the following benefits:
- Powerful performance due to its extremely high octane and exceptional engine cleaning capability.
- Fuel efficient operation due to its organic combustion enhancer and custom friction modifier.
- Enviro-clean because it meets European specifications for cleaner, more environment-friendly fuel.
With 100 RON, Petron Blaze 100 Euro 4 has exceptional resistance to “engine knocking” which damages car engines quite quickly. Engine knocking also results in uneven fuel burn and greater fuel consumption.
While Petron Blaze 100 Euro 4 is recommended for high-end, high-performance vehicles (e.g. Lamborghini, McLaren, Audi, Maserati, etc.), other cars will get the same performance benefits because of its very high octane rating and performance enhancing additives.
“As the market leader in the local oil sector, it is our responsibility to be at the forefront of producing more environment-friendly fuels,” Petron Chairman and CEO Ramon S. Ang said. “This new product, Petron Blaze 100 Euro 4, is proudly Philippine-made.”
“This is an all-in-one fuel. It provides superior engine power and improved fuel economy, and can be considered the most environment-friendly fuel in the Philippine market,” Mr. Ang added.
The Petron Blaze 100 Euro 4 will be initially available in 24 service stations in Luzon along major thoroughfares in Mega Manila. Petron Blaze 100 Euro 4 will be available in Visayas and Mindanao in the coming months.