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

Shell plans to install 2 to 3 charging stations

Category: E-vehicles, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/04/2018
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Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. plans to install at least two to three electric vehicle charging stations within the first half of the year.

“We’re hoping we would be able to install minimum 2 to 3 EVs by the first half. According to our partner, we’re expecting to have first few units arriving in the second quarter. So construction should start early June,” Shell president Cesar Romero... Read more

PNOC may lose its Malampaya banked gas, MAP warns

Category: Downstream Natural Gas, Natural Gas
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/04/2018
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The Management Association of the Philippines expressed concerns that the $650-million banked or unutilized gas from the Malampaya field can no longer be pumped out because of technical constraints.

MAP, one of the country’s active business organizations, said in a position paper state-owned Philippine National Oil Co. had listed the banked gas in its books. PNOC wanted to use the... Read more

DOE defers global petroleum roadshows to 2nd half this year

Category: Energy, Petroleum Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/05/2018
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Due to the length of required preparations, the Department of Energy (DOE) has indicated that the roadshows on the country’s petroleum contracting will have to be deferred to second half, instead of having a June kick-off this year.

Energy Undersecretary Donato D. Marcos, who is the lead official in the department’s energy resource development initiatives, noted that they... Read more

Energy projects top BoI-approved investment list

Category: Economy, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/03/2018
Total views: 132

ENERGY was the top sector for investment proposals approved by Board of Investments (BoI) in the four months to April, the agency said.

In a statement Thursday, the BoI said the four months to April generated P195.7 billion worth of approved investments, up 28% from a year earlier.

About P104.3 billion is to be invested in power projects, including renewables, up from P20.8... Read more

Solar power isulong

Category: Energy, Solar Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/03/2018
Total views: 139

SUPER init na habang nasa kalagitnaan tayo ng summer. Marami ang nagkakasakit at napeperwisyo.

Para makaiwas sa mga problemang ito, napipilitan ang ating mga kababayan na gumamit ng aircon na hayup kumain ng kuryente.

Sa ngayon, maginhawa ang pakiramdam sa airconditioned na kwarto ngunit siguradong sasama ang ating pakiramdam sa oras na dumating ang Meralco bill.

Naalala... Read more

MVP sends 'feelers' to China National Oil for joint exploration talks

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/03/2018
Total views: 86

MANILA - PXP Energy said Thursday its chairman, Manuel Pangilinan, had sent "feelers" to China National Offshore Oil Co for possible joint exploration in the South China Sea.

Pangilinan is "hopeful" that the Department of Energy would allow work to resume in the area covered by PXP Energy's service contract, the company told the stock exchange, clarifying a Philippine Star report.

... Read more

Clean energy gets House boost

Category: Energy, Environment
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/03/2018
Total views: 143

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives’ committee on energy has mobilized its technical working group to start harmonizing two bills seeking to encourage consumers to use the solar power system and provide renewable energy developers with incentives and financing capability. 

Up for consolidation are House Bill 6960 authored by Bataan Rep. Jose Enrique Garcia III and HB 6565... Read more

Philippines among at risk from rising oil prices – Nomura

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/03/2018
Total views: 131

MANILA, Philippines — The rising global oil prices would continue to hurt the economies of the Philippines and other large net oil importers including Turkey and India, according to a report by Nomura Securities.

The report said the Philippines’ trade deficit may increase by 0.5 percent of gross domestic product for every $10 per barrel rise in oil prices.

The widening trade gap... Read more

Senator warns vs monopoly in LNG sector

Category: Downstream Natural Gas, Natural Gas
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/02/2018
Total views: 116

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday cautioned the Energy Department against creating a monopoly in the country’s emerging liquefied natural gas industry.

“Inadvertently, we are creating a monopoly because we’re only allowing one entity to construct and to supply. In effect, he will now control the terminal. He will now control supply,” Gatchalian, head of the Senate energy committee... Read more

DOE reviews policy on LPG vehicles

Category: Energy, Petroleum Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/02/2018
Total views: 102

The Department of Energy (DOE) is revisiting policies on the deployment of vehicles fueled with auto-liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), primarily taxis, because of marked decline on uptake of such alternative public transport system.

“There are now new technologies that developed on LPG, so we want to revisit LPG for vehicles,” Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has noted.... Read more

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