Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. said Friday normal business operations continue at its Tabangao refinery and across all businesses amid the eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas.
It said it remained alert and was cautiously monitoring the situation. Safety remains a priority for the company, it said.
Pilipinas Shell said its staff and business partners in the refinery were safe and all accounted for. While air quality has been assessed as “good” in the area of the Refinery as of writing, the staff have been issued with appropriate face masks and safety glasses as a precautionary measure.
The oil company said it was constantly monitoring the Taal Volcano situation and that business protocols were in place to respond to any potential change in circumstances.
It reported that 46 Shell retail stations surrounding the impacted municipalities were designated as emergency response sites to the public. The sites are open 24/7 to provide first aid, toilet facilities, hydration, free mobile charging and windshield cleaning service.