DOE Ener.GIST (Collection of Energy News from National Newspapers)

DoE donates 200 e-trikes to Boracay

Category: E-vehicles, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/16/2018
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The Energy Department donated 200 electric tricycles to residents of Boracay to support the tourism development in the country’s top resort island following its six-month rehabilitation.


Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi (seated, center) along with Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (seated, left) and Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año (seated, right) display... Read more

Lawmaker says suspension of fuel tax hike misleading

Category: Downstream Oil Industry
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/17/2018
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CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines  — The government’s announced suspension of excise tax implementation next year is misleading, as what would be suspended is the tax increase of P4.50 per liter for diesel and P9 for gasoline and not the excise tax now in force under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, a party-list representative said yesterday.


“The... Read more

'Pag-angkat ng mas murang diesel inaasahan'

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/16/2018
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Malapit nang mag-angkat ang gobyerno ng diesel na mas murang ibebenta sa mga gasolinahan.


Sa Miyerkoles, paaaprubahan sa Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corporation (PNOC-EC) Board ang alok ng isang kompanya na 50,000 metric tons o 59 milyong litro ng diesel galing Singapore.


"If the board approves, there is a possibility that they can deliver it... Read more

Oil firms back excise tax hike’s suspension

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/15/2018
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Independent Philippine Petroleum Companies Association (Ippca) President Bong Suntay said this is “a welcome treat for the consumers, particularly motorists.”


“Petro products have become a necessity for most Filipinos. A possible suspension of the fuel excise tax will be a big help to cushion rising prices of oil in the world market. Sadly, we can’t help prevent the spike... Read more

Oil price prediction

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/16/2018
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When asked about the future direction of oil prices, as I am frequently, I take the safe approach of “no one really knows.” That is not true. What is true is that the only person that genuinely knows the price of crude oil is the guy that just bought 120,000 tons sitting in a tanker outside of Singapore, Rotterdam, or Galveston harbors.


The price that is quoted in newspapers... Read more

16 foreign firms want to partner with local electric co-ops to form clean-energy mini grids

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy, Environment
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/16/2018
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SIXTEEN foreign firms have expressed interest to partner with electric cooperatives to put up clean-energy mini grids.


According to the post-event survey conducted by the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) that co-organized the first-ever Philippines Mini-grid Business-to-Business (B2B) Forum in Manila, “16 foreign participants said they would or were very likely to... Read more

DoE reviews several major energy projects

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/14/2018
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The Department of Energy is evaluating several large-scale power projects that could receiver a certificate of energy project of national significance under Executive Order 30 that streamlines the procedures for major projects.


The big ticket projects include the Wawa Pumped-Storage hydro project of Olympia Violago Water & Power Inc.; 500-megawatt Kibungan Badeo Pumped... Read more

Energy World set to complete LNG hub

Category: Downstream Natural Gas, Natural Gas
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/14/2018
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Energy World Corp. plans to complete in 2019 a liquefied natural gas hub in Pagbilao, Quezon province that will supply LNG to its 400-megawatt natural gas plant in the same area.


EWC said in its latest disclosure to the Australian Securities Exchange the construction works at the LNG hub “are well advanced.”


The company said LNG in the meantime would be... Read more

Co-ops formed to seek solar energy franchise

Category: Solar Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/15/2018
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Solar energy proponents are forming cooperatives with plans to seek their own legislative franchises for minigrids the way Solar Para sa Bayan Corp. (SPSB) is already doing.

Some of them have formed the Solar Energy Association of the Philippines (SEAP) to help hasten the formation of such cooperatives, initially with three that were promptly started during a forum held two weeks ago... Read more

Mini-grid developers eye power cooperatives

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/15/2018
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MANILA, Philippines — Foreign clean energy mini-grid developers have expressed interest to invest or partner with local power cooperatives to energize far-flung areas in the country.


This was based on a post-event survey conducted by the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) following a business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking session held last month.


The Mini-... Read more


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