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Description: Philippines: Government to allow sales of 500 ppm sulfur fuels to reduce inflation
A backward move from the Philippines government to allow sales of 500 ppm sulfur fuels after switching to 50 ppm sulfur fuels in January 2016
Publication date: Oct 12 2018

Philippines: Government to allow sales of 500 ppm sulfur fuels to reduce inflation

On Oct. 9, 2018, the Department of Energy of the Philippines (DOE) announced that it has asked the Philippine National Oil Company - Exploration Corporation (PNOC) to search for the possibility of importing low-cost diesel. This decision is taken to reduce inflation due to continue increase of crude oil price and to offer a more affordable diesel for public transportation sector.
SGS INSPIRE expects that the DOE's decision to allow the sales of 500 ppm sulfur fuels will need approval from the Department of Environment. This is because the Philippines switched to Euro 4/IV emission standards and 50 ppm sulfur gasoline and diesel in January 2016.
There is no further announcement on when 500 ppm sulfur fuels will be available in the market. SGS INSPIRE will continue following this development.
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