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Phoenix offers affordable LPG canisters

INDEPENDENT player Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. has offered more affordable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canisters for lower income consumers amid the lingering pandemic.

Phoenix Super LPG brand started with the LPG canister offering in the Visayas and Mindanao markets through a partnership with Philippine Eco-Gas Producer Cooperative (PEPC).

Since 2019, this has become a thriving alternative for the cooking fuel needs of families.

The canisters are originally made of stainless steel, but a more lightweight and less expensive aluminum type has also been made available in the market. The capacity of the LPG canister hovers at 200 grams – and this can last for two (2) hours of cooking time, depending on the usage of the consumer.

Data provided by the PEPC shows that a total of 500,000 stainless steel canisters and 200,000 aluminum canisters are already circulating in the Visayas-Mindanao markets.

Henry Albert Fadullon, president and chief executive officer of Phoenix Petroleum, said that Super LPG canister “aims not only to make the cooking fuel more affordable for Filipinos but to enhance household safety as well.

This is a way also to move Filipino consumers away from traditional cooking fuels such as wood, kerosene and charcoal, as well as single-use butane canisters, Fadullon said.

He emphasized that “making LPG more accessible to the most common Filipino consumers helps make communities safer and more resilient against fire accidents and emergencies.”

Fadullon further pointed out the LPG business segment of the oil firm “has proven to be a bright spot despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic with cooking fuel deemed essential by Filipino consumers.”

The company said its LPG business unit logged 32-percent year-on-year volume growth last year; and it’s not only in the Philippines that its sales had been booming; but also in its offshore market of Vietnam.