Petron president and CEO Ramon Ang also said that the company would make sure that there is enough fuel especially for vital industries to keep the economy running.
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Petron assures stable supply of oil products
Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star) - March 23, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Petron Corp. assured the public of steady supply of petroleum products amid the enhanced community quarantine imposed in Luzon.

Petron president and CEO Ramon Ang also said that the company would make sure that there is enough fuel especially for vital industries to keep the economy running.

“So far, our entire supply chain is working overtime to ensure that enough products are produced at our refinery. Vessels are continuously loaded so that our terminals are filled, and tank truck operations remain consistent. We are also trying our best to keep as many of our stations open and filled as possible while putting the safety and well-being of our employees first,” Ang said.

Petron is the Philippines’ largest refiner, providing nearly 30 percent of the country’s petroleum requirements through its 180,000 barrel-per-day Bataan refinery, 30 terminals, and over 2,400 stations nationwide.

“Let me reiterate that there is no need to panic. We will step up and we will get through this together. In these critical times, rest assured that basic necessities will be delivered and our brave front liners will reach their destinations,” Ang said.

While Petron maintains operations in its refinery, depots and gas stations, Ang emphasized that the health and safety of its people remain its top priority as Petron widely implemented a work-from-home set-up for its Luzon-based offices.

Meanwhile, those working on the frontline -- its office-based skeleton force, service station personnel, tank truck drivers and helpers-- are guided by the necessary protocols to ensure their health and safety. 

The oil industry is among those granted exemption by the government from the Luzon-wide community quarantine. At this point, Petron has fully activated its business continuity plan, taking into consideration all possible scenarios.

PETRON CORP.
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