Petron warns customers on dangers of illegally refilled LPG tanks
Main oil company Petron Corporation has warned Filipino customers on the dangers of patronizing illegally refilled liquefied petroleum gas (LGP) cylinders, as these would possibly possibly well also trigger freak accidents that would possibly possibly well then be concerned lives and properties.
“Petron Gasul cylinders are replicated and supplied by unauthorized refillers ad sellers with out undergoing the very top safety and quality assessments,” the corporate acknowledged.
Petron President and CEO Ramon S. Ang acknowledged “there are very serious dangers to illegal refilling which is why it has to prevent,” with him expounding that “it puts at be concerned the lives of customers because illegally refilled tanks enact now not endure appropriate safety assessments nor enact they endure weight
inspections, so these are moreover in most cases underfilled.”
In perfect a span of three months, Petron reported that two separate raids were implemented by the Philippine Nationwide Police-Legal Investigation and Detection Crew (PNP-CIDG) in Cavite — and these operations led to the confiscation of millions-value of illegally refilled LPG products.
The oil company further narrated that in June “P4.6 million value of illegally refilled Petron Gasul tanks were seized in Imus, while one more 180 were captured in Bacoor with an estimated mark of P500,000.”
The company indicated the CIDG moreover confiscated “numerous unsuitable and illegally refilled LPG tanks in a most up-to-date entrapment operation in Valenzuela Metropolis,” that was following a joint complaint filed by Petron and Isla Petroleum and Fuel Corporation.
The owner of the apprehended illegal outlet was subsequently arrested and imprisoned, in step with the leading oil company.
The Petron chief executive thus commended the law enforcers for frequently “keeping an heed on illegal LPG shops,” and for apprehending the unscrupulous folks in the encourage of them.
Be that because it would possibly possibly well well also honest, the longer timeframe fix to the industry’s predicament, in Ang’s leer, is the passage of the LPG Bill, which is concentrated to hold extra complete measures in “suppressing illegal exchange practices in the LPG sector.”
The oil company acknowledged the edict will “crimson meat up and streamline legal pointers and rules in the LPG sector.” As propounded, violations relish illegal refilling, underfilling, hoarding and working with out a decent license would possibly possibly be meted fines starting from P5,000 to P10 million.
Petron apprised customers that “to distinguish between a decent and a unsuitable Petron Gasul cylinder, customers must to find a laser-printed quality seal with a honest QR code, certifying that the cylinder has handed through rigorous safety and quality testing.”
Equally, the oil company cautioned customers on the expend of LPG-filled butane canisters, which it claimed, to be “both abominable and illegal.”
For these opting for lighter yet safer replacement, Petron acknowledged it introduced the two.7-kilogram variant of its Fiesta Fuel LPG designate last year.
The company acknowledged there had been alarming fire incidents triggered by butane explosions, alongside with one last year in Cagayan de Oro, which resulted in the demise of two folks, alongside with a 12-year earlier; and the different butane-triggered explosion was in Cebu in March, causing second level burns to 2 victims.
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2020-10-16 05: 22: 17