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The Department of Energy (DOE) will be enforcing two modes of contracting under its amended policy on award of petroleum service contracts – to be institutionalized via the Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program (PCECP).

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LISTED independent oil player Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. will roll out as much as 650,000 liquefied natural gas (LPG) cylinders next year.

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MANILA — House Committee Chairman for Energy Lord Allan Velasco and Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido Pulido III visited Friday two LPG depots in Metro Manila to further enhance the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) safety bill filed in Congress.

“We need to institutionalize the LPG Code of Safety and raise more awareness,” Pulido said, adding the Department of Energy (DOE) is lobbying for the LPG safety bill.

“We’re hoping for the passage of the bill. We believe it will address a significant portion of the problem,” Pulido said, referring to accidents due to unsafe practices in LPG plants.

In a statement, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi strongly reminded the LPG industry participants that substandard and defective LPG tanks have caused fires and explosions.

“The safety of everyone should never be compromised. Government and the private sector should work together and give a higher premium to public safety to protect every user of LPG,” Cusi said.

Velasco and Pulido visited the PR Gaz LPG refilling plant in Pasig and the Ferrotech Steel Company in Valenzuela City, where they were shown the quality control measures the plants implement for each LPG cylinder.

Accompanying Velasco and Pulido were the staff of the DOE’s Oil Industry Management Bureau (OIMB), the House Committees on Energy and Trade and Industry, and members of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Industry Association Inc. (LPGIA).

During the visit, Pulido informed industry players that Cusi had approved the LPG Code of Safety for Refilling Plants to ensure that safety practices are adhered to.


PR Gaz featured its safety practices as it led the tour of its LPG Refilling Plant. PR Gaz showed that it delivers an average of 26,000 kilograms of LPG daily to its storage facility that houses about 1.1 million kilograms of LPG. To ensure safety, PR Gaz conducts quality inspections daily.

Ferrotech, for its LPG Cylinder Manufacturing Plant, presented its manufacturing operations. It said that it can produce 1250 regular cylinders, 480 small cylinders and 120 big cylinders in a single production shift.

Ferrotech said LPG cylinders must undergo a requalification process, 10 years after its manufacturing date and five years thereafter, to ensure that said cylinders are still safe to use.

The plant visits are in line with the DOE’s E-Safety Mo campaign, which seeks to ensure safe energy practices among all energy users. E-Safety Mo aims to expand the knowledge of consumers and stakeholders for wiser use of energy.

Reference:

PNA (November 25, 2017). DOE execs, solon visit LPG depots to enhance LPG safety bill. PTV News. Retrieved from http://ptvnews.ph/doe-execs-solon-visit-lpg-depots-enhance-lpg-safety-bill/

The Department of Energy (DOE) on Thursday assured consumers that LPG prices will remain the same during the holiday season, GMA News' Ian Cruz reported on 24 Oras on Thursday.

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LISTED Basic Energy Corp. said on Thursday that it would continue exploration work in certain areas in Mindoro.

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Energy (DOE) is implementing stricter quality and safety standards for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)  to ensure the country’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promote the use of alternative and clean fuel.

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A “Swiss challenge” or third party matching of tenders is being proposed on the modified contracting round that the Department of Energy (DOE) is enforcing for the upstream segment of the petroleum industry via the Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program (PCECP).

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The decrease in the production of petroleum products and chemicals caused a slight reduction in the manufacturing output in July 2017.

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