Text: Inigo S. Roces / Photos: Inigo S. Roces | posted October 14, 2016 13:12
First Euro 5 compliant fuel in the country
Petron Corporation recently rolled out its latest fuel product, Blaze 100 Euro 5. The new fuel was specifically designed for vehicles designed for Euro5 emission standards in order to reduce emissions as well as to prolong the life of the catalytic converter. It contains significantly less sulphur, 10 parts per million, compared to other Euro 4 fuels (which contain 50 parts per million). The energy company said it is 500% cleaner than standard Euro 4 fuels and also has less benzene (a known carcinogen), 1% volume, compared to the Philippine standard, 2% volume in gasoline.
Petron recommends the fuel for high-end, high-performance vehicles and say that will still return the same power and improved fuel economy on other cars. The fuel is also serving as the official fuel of the Philippine Leg of the 2016 Formula 4 South East Asia (F4/SEA) Championship happening this weekend at Clark International Speedway in Pampanga.
This innovation comes just months after Petron had rolled out a full range of locally-produced Euro 4 fuels in compliance with the new national standards. While there have been no mandates to provide a Euro 5 fuel from the government, the company has taken this initiative in order to deliver to customers a higher quality, more potent, more efficient and environmentally friendly fuel product.
The fuel is now available nationwide, replacing Blaze 100 Euro 4 in all Petron stations that carry it.