Fiesta Gas: Petron rolls out refillable LPG cylinders

Petron Corporation has unveiled its new Fiesta Gas 170-gram in refillable cylinders, initially available in Cebu.

The Fiesta Gas 170-gram in refillable cylinders is safe, reliable, and easily compatible with portable stoves and grillers. Its packaging is made of seamless aluminum alloy, allowing it to withstand high pressure in line with Philippine National Standards.

“Our new Fiesta Gas 170-gram in refillable cylinders allows the vast majority of Filipino consumers to get their hands on a quality yet affordable LPG product from a brand they can trust. As the industry leader, Petron is committed to helping the DOE address the proliferation of butane canisters that are illegally refilled with LPG by introducing a better and safer alternative in the market,” said Virgilio Centeno, Petron VP for Industrial Sales.

Centeno said the company is primarily focusing its efforts in the Visayas and soon in Mindanao, where single-use butane canisters illegally refilled with LPG are common.

With the launch of Petron’s new product, DOE-Oil Industry Management Bureau Rino Abad appealed to the public to stop using illegally refilled butane canisters and prioritize their safety.

“As we’ve reiterated in the past, these do not comply with the DTI or BFP standards on safety and quality, making them extremely dangerous. We welcome the entry of Petron in the small refillable LPG cylinders category and hope that this will result in more LPG users choosing the safer and government-compliant option,’’ Abad said.

Petron supported the passage of the LPG Law, which aims to strengthen consumer protection, among others.

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