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    Boys and girls, many fuel stations in metro manila are running dry because of the artificial shortage due to the leaky pipeline. Both gasoline and diesel are low.

    It might best to plan your alternative sources asap.
    Last edited by ghosthunter; November 12th, 2010 at 06:04 PM.

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    http://www.gmanews.tv/story/205794/s...as-outside-ncr

    [SIZE="4"]Shell: Fuel supply shortage to hit areas outside NCR[/SIZE]
    11/12/2010 | 09:47 AM


    The extended closure of First Philippine Industrial Corp.’s pipeline due to a gas leak may start making an impact on fuel supply to areas outside the National Capital Region (NCR) as early as next week, an oil firm official warned Friday.

    Shell Philippines spokesman Roberto Kanapi said they cannot sustain their emergency operations amid a prolonged pipeline shutdown because the tankers and facilities they are using to supply Metro Manila with fuel are intended for the use of other areas.

    “Now it's beginning to impact on us because of the extended closure of the pipeline.... Even other areas (outside Metro Manila) can be impacted by next week if these resources are not brought back for use," Kanapi said in an interview on dwIZ radio.

    “We can already foresee we will have issues if this is not resolved very soon. We are very concerned about the integrity of the pipeline," he added.

    He said their business continuity plan for the pipeline closure was only for “four to five" days. The pipeline has been closed for more than a week.

    Kanapi noted the Makati City government has not yet allowed the reopening of the pipeline, which transports fuel from the refineries of Shell and Chevron in Batangas to depots in Manila.

    He noted that the trucks they are using to bring fuel from Batangas to Manila are usually used to deliver fuel to areas outside the NCR.

    At best, the tankers would have served up to 50 percent of the capacity of the pipeline, he added.

    The portion of FPIC’s pipeline in Makati City was ordered closed after it was found to contain holes linked to recent gas leaks.

    Fuel stations closed

    Kanapi said at least 50 percent of Shell’s 180 stations in Metro Manila have been experiencing product run-outs.

    As of Thursday, he said at least 30 of the stations have shut down.

    A report by dzBB’s Allan Gatus Friday said even Shell’s gas station at Quirino Avenue near its Pandacan depot was experiencing supply shortages in V-Power products.

    The dzBB report quoted attendants at the Quirino Avenue station as saying they had been experiencing the shortage for at least three days.

    “It’s a serious issue. My only plea, sana buksan na ang pipeline (we hope the pipeline is allowed to resume operations)," Kanapi said.

    He said additional safeguards such as monitoring wells can be put in place so the leaks wherever they are will be spotted.

    Kanapi said Shell had been using the FPIC pipeline since 1969.

    Meanwhile, Kanapi said they are not too keen on lodging a suit against FPIC for the leak, at least for now.

    “(Our) lawyers will deal with this after the event. What we’re trying to do now is solve this issue," he said.

    Run-outs for weeks

    A press release on Shell’s website said run-outs in gasoline stations and customers are expected to continue for a number of weeks as there is a backlog of deliveries.

    “In addition, significant logistical difficulties, including road traffic, river tide restrictions, jetty congestion issues will continue to pose challenges in ensuring safe and reliable supply of products to the market," it said.

    According to Shell, the Batangas-Manila (Bat-Man) pipeline is the largest commercial oil pipeline in the country transporting crude and refined petroleum products from Batangas to Metro Manila.

    Shell said the Bat-Man pipeline supplies more than 50 percent of the petroleum products for Pandacan, the largest and most important depot in the country, supplying:


    * 50% of the country’s total demand for fuels, including around 1,800 retail stations for Regions 1-4 and 459 stations in Metro Manila;
    * 70% of the shipping industry’s needs nationwide;
    * 90% of lubricant requirements nationwide;
    * 75% of all aviation fuel needs nationwide; and
    * 25% of the demand for chemicals nationwide.


    It said the Bat-Man pipeline is Metro Manila’s “energy lifeline" supplying critical industries such as transport, construction, food manufacturing, rice and sugar mills, mining, power generation, among others. — LBG/RSJ, GMANews.TV

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    http://www.shell.com.ph/home/content..._shutdown.html

    PRESS RELEASE from SHELL:
    [SIZE="4"]Prolonged Pipeline Shutdown Not Sustainable[/SIZE]
    11/11/2010

    Supply of petroleum products to Pandacan are expected to normalise before the end of this week as a result of various contingency measures undertaken by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) in response to the Batangas-Manila pipeline shutdown. However, runouts in gasoline stations and customers are expected to continue for a number of weeks as there is a backlog of deliveries. In addition, significant logistical difficulties, including road traffic, river tide restrictions, jetty congestion issues will continue to pose challenges in ensuring safe and reliable supply of products to the market.

    “A continued shutdown of the pipeline is unsustainable. We have always maintained that the pipeline is still the safest, most reliable and efficient mode of transportation for petroleum products. It is extremely urgent and critical for it to resume operations in order to ensure continuity of supply to the market”, Roberto Kanapi, Vice President for Communications said.

    The Batangas-Manila (Bat-Man) pipeline is the largest commercial oil pipeline in the country transporting crude and refined petroleum products from Batangas to Metro Manila. Primarily, the Bat-Man pipeline supplies more than 50% of the petroleum products for Pandacan, the largest and most important depot in the country, supplying:

    * 50% of the country’s total demand for fuels, including around 1,800 retail stations for Regions 1-4 and 459 stations in Metro Manila;
    * 70% of the shipping industry’s needs nationwide;
    * 90% of lubricant requirements nationwide;
    * 75% of all aviation fuel needs nationwide; and
    * 25% of the demand for chemicals nationwide.

    The Bat-Man pipeline is Metro Manila’s “energy lifeline” supplying critical industries like transport, construction, food manufacturing, rice and sugar mills, mining, power generation, among others.

    PSPC continues to work closely with the pipeline owner and operator, First Philippine Industrial Corporation (FPIC), the Department of Energy and various government agencies to achieve the urgent resolution of the issue to ensure continued safe and reliable service to the public.

    We will continue to give updates, as they are available. For any customer queries, please contact: (02) 878-8888 or email feedbackandissues-ph*shell.com.

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    Panalo dito Petron dahil di sila apektado. Shell ang pinaka kawawa tapos Caltex... Yung mga small players apparently di rin apektado. Pero panal talaga Petron dito...

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    Wala na nga V-Power Diesel again, the FC of my Tucson shoot up to 17L/100km

    Petron Turbo Diesel siguro muna ako.

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    Sayang Shell rebate plus P100 off ko

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    Actually di lang sa Metro Manila, nagkakaubusan na rin ng Shell and Caltex products. Better fill up.

    *SG
    Sir parang mainit masyado sa makina yung Petron Turbodiesel.

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    Ubusin ko muna yung fuel tank bago lumipat ng Petron...pero would switching from Shell to Petron diesel have an effect?

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    I only have half premium on my tank. Will gas up now. V-Power, will look for that around the area. Kung wala, caltex gold, kung wala pa rin ... blaze ftw.

    But, heh, Petron again ... since they had e-10, i never gassed up on any of their stations na

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    Why not? SHell uses all E10 in their products too...

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