LEADING oil refiner Petron Corporation launched on Thursday the Blaze 100 Euro 5—the first Euro 5 standard gasoline in the country, marking another breakthrough in fuels technology after it successfully launched a full range of locally-produced Euro 4 fuels almost a year ago.
Blaze 100 Euro5 has been tapped and road tested as the official fuel of the Philippine Leg of the 2016 Formula 4 South East Asia (F4/SEA) Championship, scheduled to run from October 15-16 at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga.
Petron’s Blaze 100 Euro 5 is the first gasoline in the country with a Research Octane Number (RON) of 100.
With a 100 octane rating, it has exceptional resistance to “engine knocking” that results in uneven fuel burn, greater fuel consumption, and even engine damage.
Euro 5 has significantly less sulfur, 10 ppm (parts per million) compared to other Euro 4 fuels (50 ppm). It also has less benzene–a known carcinogen–at less than 1 percent of volume compared to the Philippine standard which allows up to 2 percent by volume in gasoline. It is now available nationwide.
“Petron is proud to introduce another revolutionary fuel specially formulated for Philippine driving conditions,” Petron president and CEO Ramon S. Ang said in a statement.
“With the highest octane rating but the lowest sulfur content, Petron Blaze 100 Euro 5 is the best gasoline in the market by far in terms of power, efficiency, and reduced emissions. We will continue to innovate and lead in fuels technology so we can put more savings in our customers’ pockets while improving air quality across the nation,” Ang added.
While Blaze 100 Euro 5 is recommended for high-end, high-performance vehicles, other vehicles will get the same power and improved fuel economy because of its special formulation.
Petron Corporation is the largest oil refining and marketing company in the Philippines and is a leading player in the Malaysian market. It has a combined refining capacity of 268,000 barrels per day and produces a full range of world-class fuels and petrochemicals. It has over 2,800 service stations where it retails gasoline and diesel.