STATEMENT: SPEX Arbitration
Published on Friday, 29 July 2016

(Taguig City). The Department of Energy (DOE) remains firm in its stand to take a nationalist approach, which requires a unified stand by the various agencies of government involved to protect the rights and interests of Filipinos.

The DOE is already coordinating with concerned agencies to finally resolve the matter.

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STATEMENT: Power Supply Situation (28 July)
Published on Friday, 29 July 2016

(Taguig City). The Department of Energy (DOE) is closely monitoring the power supply situation in Luzon following the Forced Outage of plants due to technical problems such as boiler tube leak. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) reported to the DOE that Yellow Alert will be experienced from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (28 July).

As of 1:00 p.m., the available capacity s... Read more

STATEMENT: Universal Charge
Published on Friday, 29 July 2016

(Taguig City). The Department of Energy (DOE) reiterates its stand in finding ways to lower the electricity bill of Filipino consumers.

The DOE is looking at how the universal charge, which is being passed on to consumers, can be reduced. This is one of the mechanisms that the DOE is considering to lower the price of electricity.

The DOE hopes to come up with a win-win solution fo... Read more

STATEMENT: Proposed Excise Tax on Gasoline and Diesel
Published on Friday, 29 July 2016

(Taguig City). The Department of Energy (DOE) will conduct a study on the proposed additional excise tax to be imposed on gasoline and diesel, because it will definitely lead to an increase in pump prices. It will also be subjected to 12% VAT.

For 2015, the DOE data shows that the country’s consumption of gasoline was 5.22 billion liters, while diesel was 9.34 billion liters.

Ulti... Read more

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