Petron has just launched what it touts to be the “cleanest and most advanced gasoline in the Philippine market” and backs this by getting it tested and certified by some of the leading global laboratories.
The new Blaze Euro 6 formula, Petron boasts, has surpassed Euro 6 standards and is meant to bring car owners a number of benefits, namely:
- Improved fuel efficiency
- Powerful engine performance and acceleration
- Guaranteed cleaner engines on just one full tank
- Improved combustion with its unique fuel and additive formulatio
- Significantly reduced harmful emissions
- Reduced maintenance costs (e.g. Longer catalyst life for emission system)
Tests showed Blaze 100 Euro 6 contains less than 3 parts per million (ppm) sulfur, compared to the Euro 6 standard of 10ppm maximum. Euro 4 fuels, which is the mandated standard in the country, contains up to 50ppm.
The Euro 6 standard is the most stringent global emission standard. To qualify, fuel should have significantly reduced particle numbers, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and hydrocarbons in vehicle emissions. Particle number (PN) is the additional criterion that separates Euro 5 and Euro 6 fuel standards. Blaze 100 Euro 6 passed the PN tests with flying colors as it was three times cleaner than the limit.
Samples of Blaze 100 Euro 6 were taken from Petron’s Bataan refinery and randomly from its stations by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. The samples were then sent to SGS laboratories in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and the Philippines. All samples tested met specifications (EN 228:2012) for Euro 6-technology vehicles.
Petron also sent samples of this innovative product to ISP The Testing Institute—a leading engine and vehicle testing laboratory for fuels and lubricants development. ISP conducted a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) test with Blaze 100 Euro 6 and found it did not cause carbon deposits in GDI engines. GDI is a more advanced engine technology that addresses fuel economy and emissions. It is being used in newer European, American, and Asian car models.
Millbrook Proving Ground, which provides validation and engineering services in the automotive, transport, and defense industries, also tested Blaze 100 Euro 6. It conducted an Intake Valve Deposit (IVD) test and found Blaze 100 Euro 6 cleaned over 70 percent of engine deposits in 60 hours. Millbrook UK said Blaze 100 Euro 6 passed the “Euro 6b” emission standard—the strictest emission standard in the world. IVD tests apply to Port Fuel Injection engines which are widely used the Philippines.
This new formula is already available at Petron stations around the country and it’ll come with no additional price increase.