Friday, October 9, 2015
Petron Now Locally Producing Full Range of Euro-4 Fuels
Following the successful launch of its Euro 4 gasoline products in June, market leader Petron Corporation announced its diesel products, Turbo Diesel and DieselMax, now meet global Euro 4 fuel standards.
With this, Petron marks an industry first as the only oil company capable of locally producing a full range of premium fuels that meet the cleaner and more efficient Euro 4 global standard.
Petron’s four Euro 4 gasoline variants—Blaze 100 Euro 4 (RON 100), XCS (RON 95), Xtra Advance (RON 93), and Super Xtra (RON 91)—are available nationwide.
Euro 4 is a globally–accepted European emission standard for vehicles which require significantly low amount of sulfur (0.005% or 50 parts per million) and benzene (maximum of 1% by volume).
“We are proud that all of Petron’s Euro 4 fuels are made in the Philippines and are specially formulated to meet the unique needs of our customers. We can guarantee the quality and properties of our fuels since we produce them here, formulate them here, and test them here,” Petron President and CEO Ramon S. Ang said.
All Petron Euro 4 fuels boast of better engine protection, better mileage, and better power over other Euro 2 fuels. Petron fuels are locally produced at its refinery in Bataan and formulated for Philippine driving conditions. Petron also operates a fuel additives blending plant in Subic Bay in partnership with Innospec, a leading global fuel specialties company. The plant supplies tailor-fit additives for Petron’s six fuel variants—the most extensive in the local oil industry.
Petron invested USD 2-billion to further upgrade its Bataan Refinery and make it at par with the most advanced refineries in the region. Dubbed the Refinery Master Plan-2 (RMP-2), Petron can now produce more higher-value products such as gasoline and petrochemicals while eliminating negative margin fuel oil.