Petron belies reports of fire at Bataan refinery after Luzon quake


Posted at Apr 22 2019 09:12 PM

MANILA - Oil firm Petron belied reports that its refinery in Limay, Bataan caught fire after a strong earthquake struck Luzon Monday afternoon. 

Photos of the alleged fire circulated on social media Monday evening hours after the magnitude 6.1 quake. 

But in a statement posted on social media, Petron said the "fire" was just the result of the "usual flaring of gases" after a plant shutdown. 

"Contrary to false information being spread, there was no fire at the refinery," Petron said.