Philippines-based oil refining and marketing company Petron has assured its customers that it had adequate liquefied petroleum gas supply to serve their requirements.

The company has said that a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier carrying 2,000 metric tonnes (MT) of product has arrived at its Bataan refinery and it is expecting additional shipments in the next few days.

Five additional shipments totaling more than 12,000MT are arriving within the month at the Bataan refinery. Likewise, several shipments totaling more than 5,000MT are expected at the Petron terminal in Batangas before the end of January 2009.

The company has also said that it has opened its Limay and Pasig terminals to an inspection by the Department of Energy (DOE) to show that operations are proceeding normally and inventory was adequate.

Virginia A. Ruivivar, Public Affairs Manager of Petron, said: “Contrary to the statements made by some players that there is a shortage in the market, our LPG supply is normal and we have been making regular deliveries to our customers”.

Petron Corporation is an oil refining and marketing company in the Philippines. Its 180,000 barrel-per-day oil refinery produces a range of petroleum products to supply nearly 40% of the country’s total fuel requirements, claims the company.