Amid the soaring oil prices in the global market, the Department of Energy (DoE) has been conducting quality and quantity spot inspections in gas stations in Metro Manila.
As instructed by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, the DoE-Oil Industry Management Bureau (OIMB) carried out the inspections, led by Retail Market Monitoring and Special Concerns Division Chief Loralai Capistrano.
Among those which underwent sampling by the DoE team were the Clean Fuel station along Kamagong Street and the Ramon P. Torres Petron Service Center in San Antonio, Makati.
“It is unfortunate that the current surges in oil prices are caused by factors beyond our control. However, the DoE is committed to helping our consumers, and one way to do this is to ensure that petroleum products in our domestic market meet both national quality and quantity standards,” Secretary Cusi stressed.
As part of the inspection, 10 liters of gasoline samples were collected and placed in a calibrating canister to determine the quantity, while one liter each of gasoline samples were collected in bottles to determine their quality, following the sampling and testing procedures prescribed by the Philippine National Standards on Petroleum.