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

Island-barangay shines with solar power system from Vivant

Category: Solar Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 08/15/2018
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Vivant Foundation Inc. (VFI) officially turns over a 50-kWp (kilowatt peak) solar power system to Hilotongan Integrated School, an
institution located in an island barangay that can be reached at least six hours from Cebu City.


Before their boat could even dock on the shores of Barangay Hilotongan, Bantayan Island, already — students and... Read more

Aquino questions excise taxes on fuel amid high inflation rate

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 0816/2018
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MANILA - Senator Bam Aquino on Thursday questioned the imposition of additional excise taxes on fuel products amid rising prices of global oil prices and its effect on the prices of goods.

This, after Department of Finance undersecretary Tony Lambino and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas deputy governor Diwa Guinigundo asserted that direct effect of TRAIN 1 on inflation is only .4 to .7... Read more

Palace preparing EO to speed up rural electrification

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 08/15/2018
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MALACAÑANG is preparing an executive order (EO) on how best to bring electricity to remote areas by the end of the Duterte administration’s term in 2022, an Department of Energy (DoE) official said.

“The process has always been there. We just want to put in one document all the strategies to energize remote areas,” Undersecretary Felix Wiliam B. Fuentebella said in an... Read more

Risk of allowing DOE to meddle in fuel import business cited

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy, Petroleum Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 08/14/2018
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It’s not a good idea – economist

A Cebu-based economist has warned the government about the risk of allowing a government agency to meddle in the business of importing fuel as a solution to mitigate the impact of the country’s high inflation rate.

It will be prone to corruption, according to Cebuano economist and Cebu Daily News columnist Fernando “Perry” Fajardo.

“... Read more

DOE to bring solar power to 595 households in NegOcc

Category: Energy, Solar Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 08/14/2018
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BACOLOD CITY -- The Department of Energy (DOE) will supply solar electricity to 595 identified households in the remote villages of the Third District of Negros Occidental.

This was announced on Tuesday by the Office of Rep. Alfredo Benitez, which coordinates the implementation of the DOE project under the agency’s Household Electrification Program (HEP... Read more

Euro 2 diesel to go back on sale as measure to keep inflation in check

Category: Economy, Petroleum Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 08/14/2018
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THE Department of Energy (DoE) has directed to oil companies to start selling diesel compliant with the Euro 2 standard, a step backward from previous moves to shift to the newer Euro 4, as an inflation-control measure.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Energy Undersecretary Felix Wiliam B. Fuentebella said the rising prices of commodities prompted the DoE’s... Read more

DOE, petro firms disagree on Euro 2 diesel fuel revival

Category: Energy, Petroleum Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 08/14/2018
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The reintroduction of Euro 2 diesel fuel at the pump is going to be a potential logistics nightmare for oil companies.

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a memorandum order (MO) requiring oil companies to provide Euro 2 compliant automotive diesel oil to help reduce fuel prices.

Oil firms and other sectors, however, said the order runs counter to the Clean... Read more

Increasing Philippine demand straining power supply

Category: Economy, Electric Power Industry
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 08/14/2018
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The Build, Build, Build program is stretching the energy supply in the Philippines unless the government steps up efforts to fill in what could be a looming gap in the near horizon.

Renewable energy developers have expressed interest to step in and address the increase in power demand, but industry officials said the grid could not afford too much intermittent supply.

The ... Read more


Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 08/13/2018
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Nagbabadya na naman ang price increase sa mga produktong petrolyo, ngayong linggo.

Ayon sa mga source mula sa Department of Energy o DOE, maglalaro sa dalawampu (P0.20) hanggang tatlumpung sentimos (P0.30) ang dagdag presyo sa kada litro ng diesel.

Lima (P0.05) hanggang sampung sentimos (P0.10) sa gasolina habang limang sentimos (P0.05) o posibleng hindi gumalaw ang presyo ng... Read more

Phoenix leads pump price hike

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 08/14/2018
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The country’s oil firms are increasing domestic pump prices by P0.25 per liter for diesel and P0.15 per liter for gasoline effective Tuesday to reflect the movement of world oil prices.

“Phoenix Petroleum Philippines will increase the prices of gasoline by P0.15 per liter and diesel by P0.25 per liter, effective 6 am of Aug. 14,” the oil firm said.

The companies did not move... Read more


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