Petron Corp. has commenced production of feedstock propylene at the 180,000 bpd Bataan Refinery. From the PetroFCC, the propylene stream is purified in the PRU to produce petrochemical grade propylene. With its “cracking” unit - a first of its kind in the world, the oil company’s operating efficiencies are significantly improved with the conversion of black products (fuel oil) to high-value white products (LPG, gasoline, diesel etc.) and the extraction of the petrochemical feedstock propylene. The unit has a capacity to produce 140,000 metric tpa of propylene.The company is currently evaluating the second phase of its refinery expansion which aims to increase conversion capacity and petrochemical feedstock production.