The attack on Saudi Arabia‘s biggest petroleum-processing facility Abqaiq oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia last September 14 destroyed Saudi’s 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supply. This generated an avalanche of events that not only crippled the country’s barrels-per-day (BPD) production in half, but has also skyrocketed global oil …

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Oil isn’t the only thing that can power up a vehicle. On the contrary, there are many things (or even people) you can actually draw it from–and many are as unconventional and weird as they can get. Here are some of strangest fuel sources we’ve gathered so far: Coffee   …

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What goes up must go down; and with the movement of world prices going up, oil prices increased by as much as P1 per liter this week. Unioil Philippines confirmed this in its weekly oil price adjustment announcement: The rise in oil prices marks the end of the oil price …

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The humble gas station attendant has an unenviable job. Even when they’re good at their work, the daily grind becomes so mundane that it’s easy for them to run on autopilot or allow distractions to seep in. Thus, they succumb to mistakes from time to time. Unfortunately for you, their …

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The scheduled increase on fuel tax based on the effects of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law is eyed to be countered as soon the proposal at the Senate is approved into law. Senator Joel Villanueva filed Senate Bill (SB) 2014 to reverse the TRAIN LAw or …

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Contrary to what you think, contaminated gas isn’t really that uncommon. In fact, you might have one right now–perhaps a water contaminant that resulted from idling your car for weeks or months, or the wrong measurement of additives were used during its refining process. In fact, even as simple as …

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In a race to come up with eco-friendlier cars, Volkswagen has teamed up with Stanford University to find out how fuel cell powertrain can be more efficient. The collaboration resulted into developing a new triple-power fuel cell catalyst, which is said to bring cost reduction and increase in performance. Volkswagen …

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Local oil prices have gone up for eight consecutive weeks. According to Tracking Brent crude futures, oil prices in the Philippines are currently at their highest in four years. According to the Department of Energy, the average Metro Manila price per one liter of gasoline is now at PHP59.50. Diesel …

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Everyone can feel the effects of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law‘s excise taxes these days–and this includes fuel prices. The good news is that Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV has filed Senate Bill No. 1798, or the Bawas Presyo Bill, to automatically suspend the excise tax …

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Most of us tend to go on a road trip when there’s a long weekend on the calendar. Who wouldn’t want to escape the city and its busy lifestyle, right? Road trips involve several driving segments before reaching a certain destination. You have to drive through the open highway, provincial …

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Mazda Philippines and Pilipinas Shell

Anchored on a common agenda of technology, innovation and efficiency, Mazda Philippines and Pilipinas Shell forged a partnership agreement that guarantees to provide a fuel efficient vehicle with the most efficient fuel. In the partnership signing ceremony held recently at Mazda Makati, Pilipinas Shell General Manager for Retail Anthony Lawrence …

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is set to issue a policy by end of June this year for the stringent monitoring of the prices of petroleum products as part of its initiative to protect the interest of the consumers. The said policy enables the unbundling of the base prices of petroleum …

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You might not be aware of this but your car’s probably wasting fuel without you even knowing it. And this isn’t just about poor driving habits you’re probably familiar with by now. It’s about car problems you’re not even aware of. For instance, did you know that a possible engine …

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Fuelling up on gas

Ethanol is blended in all the gasolines in the country today. In fact, the Biofuels Act of 2006 requires all companies in the Philippines to mix in 10% of ethanol in all their gasoline. Ethanol (or E10), which is made from sweet sorghum, corn, and cassava, also uses our abundant …

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