‘Petron launches first Euro 4 gasoline


Petron Corp. has launched the first Euro 4 premium plus gasoline in the country that meets European fuel quality standards, which is in line with the government’s mandate in fighting air pollution in Metro Manila.

Petron’s Euro 4 premium plus gasoline is being launched two-and-a-half years ahead of the government mandate for the European global fuel standard, which is set to take effect by 2016.

In 2011, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued an administrative order requiring all new passenger and light duty vehicles that will be introduced in the market by January 1, 2016, to comply with Euro 4 emission limits subject to Euro 4 fuel availability.

Euro 4 is a globally accepted European emission standard for vehicles, which require fuel with significantly low amounts of sulfur (0.005 percent, or 50 parts per million) and benzene (maximum of 1 percent by volume). Currently, the Philippine standard for automotive gasoline allows up to 0.05 percent sulfur, or 500 parts per million, and up to 2 percent benzene.

According to the company, Petron Blaze 100 Euro 4 has extremely high octane and exceptional engine cleaning capability that can boost a vehicle’s performance.

Madelaine B. Miraflor


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