Construction of South Cotabato’s Petron ‘Bulilit’ station looms

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/6 July)—Petron Corporation, the country’s largest oil refining and marketing company, is slated to construct a “Bulilit” (mini) refueling station this month to supply the fuel requirement of the provincial government, Gov. Arthur Pingoy, Jr. said recently.

Petron and the provincial government early this year signed the sales agreement for the putting up of a Bulilit station.

The mini refueling station, which will serve only the offices of the provincial government, will ease pressing issues on fuel prices and supply as local gasoline stations had disallowed purchase orders or credits from the provincial government.

The provincial government paid Petron a cash bond of P100,000 for the Bulilit station, which will rise in Barangay Morales here.

Pingoy said they expect the fuel pumping station to start operation within the year.
Under the Lease to Company (LTC) scheme, the province will man the station for at least 10 years.

With the putting up of Bulilit Station, the provincial government will receive a P2 rebate per liter that would result to an annual savings of at least P2.4 million, according to the LTC.

As its counterpart, the provincial government provided the site for the refueling station while Petron Corp. will take charge of the building cost and its design.

The provincial government shall secure the requirements from the national and local governments such as the environmental compliance certificate, location and building permits, occupancy and business clearance, among others.

The company will also give a three-day course to the dealer on the basics of service station operation by the assigned sales executive in the area.

However, the provincial government is also required to enroll in a four-week Dealer Management Course offered by the company to be held in a Petron training school.

The company has already built around 15 Bulilit stations in the Visayas and Mindanao since 2009. (MindaNews)