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

Layug resigns from NREB, WESM

Category: Economy, Energy
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President Rodrigo Duterte has already given his go-signal on the resignation of National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) Chairman Jay M. Layug, hence, candidates for his replacement had also been submitted already in Malacañang, according to Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi.

With him exiting the RE body effective April 30 this year, Cusi indicated... Read more

PH slates Singapore petroleum contracting roadshow in June

Category: Energy, Petroleum Resources
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The Philippine government shall be holding its first petroleum contracting roadshow under the Duterte administration in Singapore as targeted by June this year, to be headlined by the offer of 14 service areas, according to Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi.

“The first roadshow is the center of commerce, which is Singapore, that’s the first stop… so in a month... Read more

Gov’t to crack down on inept power co-ops

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
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The government has advanced its target to give all households nationwide access to electricity by two years to 2020, and electric cooperatives may have to give way to others if they are not up to the task in their areas, according to Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

In an interview yesterday, Cusi said the penetration of electricity services was about... Read more

Meralco Q1 power sales rise 7% on strong economic growth

Category: Economy, Electric Power Industry, Energy
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MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) estimates that electricity sales increased by around 7% in the first quarter as its consumer segments recorded growth during the period, the head of the distribution utility said.

“In terms of sales, [growth was] maybe . . . around 7% higher [year on year],” Oscar S. Reyes, Meralco president and chief executive officer, told reporters in a chance interview... Read more

Group to DOE: Compel oil firms to unbundle price of petro products

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy, Energy
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CONSUMER-advocacy group Laban Konsyumer Inc. (LKI) has called on the energy department to compel oil firms to unbundle retail prices of petroleum products and publish the regular maintenance schedule of power plants.

This is meant to enable consumers to truly enjoy their right to information, and thereby provide them access to fair and reasonable pricing of petroleum products and... Read more

‘Legal framework’ on joint oil exploration being crafted

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Energy
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There is no ‘definitive legal framework’ yet that shall guide China and the Philippines on how these two countries could jointly pursue exploration and prospective development of petroleum blocks along the ‘disputed territories’ in the South China Sea.

This was admitted by Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi in a recent television interview in Hong Kong, relative to the... Read more

Consumer group pushes transparent oil pricing

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
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MANILA, Philippines — Consumer advocacy group Laban Konsyumer Inc. (LKI) is pushing for transparency in retail prices of petroleum products and the regular maintenance of power plants as part of end-users’ right to information and to provide them access to fair pricing of petroleum products and electricity.

In a letter to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi,... Read more

Co-ops oppose DoE move to allow private sector in rural electrification

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
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Electric cooperatives have expressed concern over the move of the Energy Department to allow private investors to go into rural electrification.

Leaders of several electric cooperative organizations made a collective stand on Friday to remain as solid partners of the national government in its pursuit to energize every single household in the country no matter how far. 

“Forty... Read more

Phinma to conduct further studies in Palawan

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Petroleum Resources
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PHINMA Petroleum and Geothermal, Inc. (PPG) plans to conduct further geophysical studies in service contract (SC) 55, the offshore southwest Palawan deepwater exploration site near the area where gas was discovered in 2015.

Raymundo A. Reyes, Jr., PPG executive vice-president and chief operating officer, said the company had committed to conduct advanced studies near the Hawkeye-1 well... Read more

GE joins push for renewable energy in Philippines

Category: Energy, Renewable Energy
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The Philippines is now committed to reduce energy emissions by 70 percent by 2030 as a part of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This has brought a renewed thrust to develop the nation’s renewable energy sector.

“With the looming threat of climate change, sustainability needs to be at the forefront of our concerns when it comes to servicing the country’s power needs,” said Jocot de... Read more

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