I do not know exactly if I should be happy about this or be very wary. LPG-powered taxis are sprouting like mushrooms within the Philippines especially in my hometown. Sure, it is environmental and budget friendly, but I keep on seeing an “alert” light whenever I see one. I always relate LPG as the number one cause of fire incidents in the country. Just thinking about the explosion scares me to death.
Fuel companies are adapting to this trend and eventually, launched their own “conversion centers”. In Cagayan de Oro City, we have our very own Pryce Gases LPG Refilling and Conversion Station somewhere in Gusa. In just a matter of months, almost all Toyota Corolla Altis taxis are converted to LPG.
I just hope (and pray) that these drivers will be extra careful whenever hitting the road.