MANILA – Oil firm Petron Corp. has announced significant price rollbacks ahead of the observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day next week, traditionally marked by high fuel consumption due to the transit of people to and from the provinces.
Petron’s rollback would take effect at 12:01 a.m. today.
The company said it would cut prices of premium and unleaded gasoline by P2.15 per liter, regular gasoline by P1.70 per liter and diesel and kerosene by P1.35 per liter.
“This reflects the movements in the international oil market,” the oil firm said in its text advisory.
The members of Cadiznon Kontra Coal yesterday expressed their disappointment in the city officials of Cadiz for keeping a blind eye on the health and environment impacts of a coal fired power plant that is being proposed to the city, its president, Arnold Tapangam, said.
Tapangam said it is an insult that government officials are showing their obvious support to the establishment of the coal fired powered plant in Brgy. Banquerohan.
In a recent symposium held at the Dr. Vicente Gustilo Memorial National High School, he said that Dr. Romeo Quijano, a toxicologist, presented various diseases due to coal, and he claimed that none of the city officials presented it during its public forums.
Regulators urged to check
‘toxic’ LPG-run taxi units
A lawmaker has urged trade, transport and energy regulators to ensure the proper conversion of taxicabs to liquefied petroleum gas, to prevent defective retrofitting, which has been linked to potential health hazards associated with overexposure to the autogas.
“Regulators should consider requiring every cab switching to auto LPG to obtain a conversion standard compliance certificate,” Rep. Arnel Ty, a member of the House energy committee, said in a press release from his office.
The lawmaker likened the use of auto LPG to the household consumption of the cooking fuel. He was responding to a Department of Health study, which cited the would-be health risks to drivers and passengers posed by cabs with engines crudely adapted to auto LPG, the press release said.