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

Philippines among at risk from rising oil prices – Nomura

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/03/2018
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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: 128

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: 111

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

Malampaya’s gas production seen falling to a third by 2024

Category: Downstream Natural Gas, Natural Gas
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 04/26/2018
Total views: 148

Production at the Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project in northwest Palawan is seen to plummet to a third of its current capacity by 2024, an energy official said Thursday.

Energy Undersecretary Donato Marcos said from the current national gas production that supports power plants with a combined capacity of 3,400 megawatts, Malampaya’s output would decline to 1,000 MW by 2024.... Read more

PSALM to bid out Malaya plant O&M

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy):
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MANILA, Philippines — The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) is bidding out the operation and maintenance service contract (OMSC) for the 650-megawatt (MW) Malaya Thermal Power Plant in Rizal.

The state-run firm is soliciting bids to operate and maintain the power project for one year. PSALM manages the thermal power plant through an OMSC.

The contract... Read more

Motorists to suffer another round of oil price upswing this week

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy):
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On combined impact of geopolitical events and stronger push on production freeze, prices at petroleum pumps will increase again this week by P0.85 per liter for gasoline and P0.70 per liter for diesel.

Kerosene, which is another vital commodity to most Filipino households, will also be on upward adjustment of P0.70 per liter.

As of press time, the oil companies that already sent... Read more

Duterte wants adequate security measures in place before considering nuclear program

Category: Energy, Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy):
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President Duterte wants to ensure that adequate security measures are in place before considering a nuclear energy program in the country.

The President made the remarks amid reports that the Department of Energy (DOE) has presented a nuclear energy policy proposal to the Palace.

“Let us listen first before we cock and load our guns there. Tingnan muna natin how safe. Number one... Read more

Do environmental rights have a place in the Bill of Rights?

Category: Energy, Environment
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy):
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This is a reaction to a press release from the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) tasked by President Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution.

As expressed by its Chairman, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, the Con-Com is keen to recommend that environmental rights be included in the Bill of Rights in the new constitution.

We believe this is unnecessary,... Read more

Senate panel calls on private sector to undertake gas, oil activities in PH

Category: Downstream Natural Gas, Downstream Oil Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy):
Total views: 109

With the flow of gas from the Malampaya gas fields expected to begin depleting in 2022, the Senate energy committee today called on the private sector to undertake gas and oil drilling activities in the Philippine archipelago.

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, committee chairman, made the call after conducting a Senate public hearing on his resolution on the need for a Philippine Downstream... Read more

DoE lists substations suitable to take in new power plant capacity

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy):
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THE Department of Energy (DoE) has listed 14 areas with newly built substations to guide would-be power plant developers hoping to connect to the transmission system.

“These recommended connection points, however, should be viewed from a transmission planning perspective and are based on the capability of the existing grid,” the DoE said in its invitation to investors on the available... Read more


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