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.

13 comments:

  1. For real?? Even for the DieselMax? That's great! :)

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  2. Will this new Euro 4 diesel fuel not hurt the engines of cars sold as early as 10 years ago?

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    1. it wont, in fact, it would probably be good for old engines. less toxic smoke producing particles. less soot to clog the EGR (if it has one), gives better combustion.

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    2. I beg to disagree...I would avoid any station with Euro 4 like the plague, When you think about it, it's really meant to get rid of older diesels because it makes them run rough and wears them out quickly due to the lack of lubrication. Good ideal for a Euro nation or the US but not countries with a majority of their diesels being mechanical injection.

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    3. Euro 4 diesels does'nt have lubrication properties. It will hurt your injection pumps in the long run because of less lubrication.

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    4. For your information as of this year 2016, all gasoline and diesel fuel will all be in euro 4 standard.

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  3. so question is, which is better? petron's euro 4 diesel or sea oil's euro 4 diesel? sea oil says that they added STP additives to help clean your engine. any thoughts?

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    1. Seaoil is only Euro-3 at best, check their website. Only UniOil had Euro 4 standard fuel, or so they claimed it to be.

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  4. How will we know that the Diesel they are using is already purely Euro 4 and is not mixed "old" fuel and a new shipment of Euro-4? Can we ask them to perform a test at the station to prove its purity along with the accuracy of their pump?

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    1. yes. we all know how shady the business practices are in the philippines.

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  5. Officially they stated as of October 1 all Petron stations carry all Euro4 Gas and Diesel, but in truth as of Oct 9th there were still stations not on Euro4 Diesel. Allegedly Turbo Diesel and Unioil Diesel have the same 55 Cetane level with Diesel Max and Seaoil Diesel at about 52. Again, it would be great if a test could be run at the customer's request to validate Euro level and Cetane content.

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    1. Correcting myself from an old Inquirer article, unless they have indeed improved it since 2012 "Current Euro II diesel fuels have a mandated cetane rating of 50, whereas the Euro Diesel IV has been tested to a cetane rating of 55, although Unioil is only guaranteeing 51."

      Read more: http://business.inquirer.net/98765/euro-iv-compliant-diesel-now-at-unioil-pumps#ixzz3oSBygWUJ

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  6. we have an agencies for that testing, like DOE, DTI, DOTC, DOST and DENR (hoping that they do thier part), and for NGO groups we could ask top universities to also conduct testing of their own, as long as VW is not doing the testing i think were alright

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