Petron Corporation has just announced that all of their gasoline variants produced at its Bataan refinery are now Euro-4 compliant. The Euro-4 gasoline products are now available in Petron service stations in Mega Manila and will soon be available nationwide, meeting the government's mandate of making all available fuel meet Euro-4 standards by January 2016.

Euro-4 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). Reduced sulfur and benzene content in gasoline makes fuels more environment-friendly, as vehicles release less harmful emissions.

Petron has four gasoline variants, the most extensive in the industry are namely Blaze 100 Euro 4, XCS, Xtra Advance, and Super Xtra. All Petron Euro-4 gasolines, with world-class additives, ensure engine cleanliness and efficient combustion for optimum engine performance and improved fuel economy.

The Company added that Blaze 100 Euro 4 even exceed Euro-4 global standards. Introduced in July 2013, two-and-a-half years ahead of the mandate, this premium gasoline has a sulfur content of less than 35 parts per million and 1% benzene content, superior than the Euro-4 standard.

“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,” said Petron President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon S. Ang.

Ang added that the launch of their full lineup of Euro 4 compliant gasoline products affirms the company's commitment in introducing good quality fuels to consumers while also reducing their environmental footprint.

Petron's early compliance was made possible by its massive $2 billion (about PhP 89.6 billion) upgrade at its Bataan refinery which increases its local production of gasoline, diesel, and petrochemicals and also allows the production of Euro-4 fuels.

Domestic production of Euro-4 compliant diesel fuels will begin soon.