MANILA, Philippines - Petron Corp. on Thursday said all gasoline variants produced at its Bataan refinery are now Euro IV-compliant.
In a statement, Petron said it was the first oil company to locally produce a full line-up of gasoline variants that meet Euro IV standards.
This is six months ahead of the government mandate to make Euro IV fuels available by January 2016.
The Euro IV gasoline products are now available in Petron service stations in Mega Manila. Petron said the products will soon be available around the country.
Petron has four gasoline variants, namely Blaze 100 Euro 4 (RON 100), XCS (RON 95), Xtra Advance (RON 93), and Super Xtra (RON 91).
Euro IV 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). The reduced sulfur and benzene content in gasoline makes fuels more environment-friendly, as vehicles release less harmful emissions.
Petron said the Blaze 100 Euro IV, which was launched in July 2013, even exceed Euro IV global standards.
"The local production of various gasoline grades under this global fuel standard is another milestone in the oil industry. These products are proudly Philippine-made. As the pacesetter in the industry, we hope that this encourages other players to follow suit,” Petron President and CEO Ramon S. Ang said.
Petron said it will start the domestic production of Euro-4 compliant diesel products soon.