Petron warns buyers on dangers of illegally refilled LPG tanks
Leading oil company Petron Company has warned Filipino buyers on the dangers of patronizing illegally refilled liquefied petroleum gasoline (LGP) cylinders, as these could maybe well trigger freak accidents that would then menace lives and properties.
“Petron Gasul cylinders are replicated and sold by unauthorized refillers ad sellers with out present process the ideal safety and quality checks,” the company stated.
Petron President and CEO Ramon S. Ang stated “there are very serious dangers to illegal refilling which is why it has to shut,” with him expounding that “it puts at menace the lives of potentialities because illegally refilled tanks develop no longer endure correct safety checks nor develop they endure weight
inspections, so these are furthermore steadily underfilled.”
In appropriate a span of three months, Petron reported that two separate raids had been finished by the Philippine National Police-Felony Investigation and Detection Neighborhood (PNP-CIDG) in Cavite — and these operations resulted in the confiscation of hundreds of thousands-worth of illegally refilled LPG merchandise.
The oil company extra narrated that in June “P4.6 million worth of illegally refilled Petron Gasul tanks had been seized in Imus, while yet any other 180 had been captured in Bacoor with an estimated payment of P500,000.”
The company indicated the CIDG furthermore confiscated “several pretend and illegally refilled LPG tanks in a newest entrapment operation in Valenzuela Metropolis,” that used to be following a joint complaint filed by Petron and Isla Petroleum and Gas Company.
The owner of the apprehended illegal outlet used to be therefore arrested and imprisoned, in accordance to the leading oil company.
The Petron chief executive thus commended the law enforcers for constantly “conserving an discover on illegal LPG shops,” and for apprehending the unscrupulous people in the abet of them.
Be that because it’s going to also merely, the longer time frame repair to the alternate’s dilemma, in Ang’s scrutinize, is the passage of the LPG Bill, which is targeted to like extra comprehensive measures in “suppressing illegal alternate practices in the LPG sector.”
The oil company stated the edict will “give a enhance to and streamline criminal pointers and regulations in the LPG sector.” As propounded, violations admire illegal refilling, underfilling, hoarding and running with out a honest license could maybe well be meted fines starting from P5,000 to P10 million.
Petron apprised buyers that “to distinguish between a honest and a pretend Petron Gasul cylinder, potentialities must stare for a laser-printed quality seal with a special QR code, certifying that the cylinder has handed thru rigorous safety and quality discovering out.”
Equally, the oil company cautioned buyers on the use of LPG-filled butane canisters, which it claimed, to be “every unhealthy and illegal.”
For these choosing lighter yet safer different, Petron stated it presented the two.7-kilogram variant of its Fiesta Gas LPG model final year.
The company stated there had been alarming fire incidents triggered by butane explosions, including one final year in Cagayan de Oro, which resulted in the loss of life of two people, including a 12-year aged; and the diversified butane-resulted in explosion used to be in Cebu in March, causing second stage burns to two victims.
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2020-10-16 05: 22: 17