Chevron Philippines Inc., marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, became the first of the “Big 3” oil companies in the Philippines to have undergone fuel marking in its Batangas Terminal Facility. Photo shows Donald C. Umali (left), Chevron Batangas Terminal Manager, and Atty. Teddy Raval (2nd from left), BOC Deputy Commissioner for Enforcement Group and head of the implementing BOC office on the government’s Fuel Marking Program (FMP). Other BOC officials who joined them during the fuel marking activity were Atty. Edward Ibera (3rd from left), BOC Batangas Deputy Collector for Operations, and Mr. Caliph Dagpin (4th from left), BOC Batangas Deputy Collector for Assessment.
In line with the government’s anti-fuel smuggling drive, Chevron Philippines Inc, marketers of Caltex fuels and lubricants in the country, conducted its first-ever fuel marker ceremony held at its San Pascual, Batangas terminal.
The event. Which was held last November 11, 2019, was graced by Bureau of Customs officials, as well as members of the fuel marker consortium SICPA SA-SGS Philippines, and CPI top brass.
This made Caltex the first among the Big 3 oil companies to place a molecular marker in its imported, refined, and manufactured gasoline, diesel, and kerosene products.
This also means that Caltex has strictly complied with standards such as the proper dilution levels at either the refinery, terminal, or retail level.
So what does all this mean to you and me?
It simply helps assure us that we will be getting nothing but quality fuels whenever we fill up our vehicle’s tank, as well as top up the oil and other vital fluids.