Department Circular

Amending Certain Provisions of Petroleum Board Circular Nos. 15 And 2, Series of 1975 and 1976, Respectively, Providing Guidelines to the Financial and Technical Capabilities of A Viable Petroleum Exploration and Production Company

WHEREAS, the former Petroleum Board now Department of Energy issued Circular Nos. 15 and 2, Series of 1975 and 1976, respectively, providing guidelines related primarily to the financial and technical. Capabilities of a viable petroleum exploration and production company.

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend certain provisions of the said Circular to... Read More

Procedures for Contract Area Definition and Public Contracting Rounds in Petroleum Prospective Areas

WHEREAS, Section 5 of Presidential Decree No. 87, otherwise known as the "Oil Exploration and Development Act of 1972", as amended, provides that "every contract herein authorized shall, subject to the approval of the President, be executed by the Petroleum Board (now Department of Energy) created in this Act, after due public notice, pre qualification and public bidding or... Read More

Creating An Expanded Rural Electrification (ER) Team To Manage The Implementation Of Rural And Missionary Electrification Program For The Purpose Of Achieving The Country’s Total Electrification


WHEREAS, the Department of Energy (DOE), in pursuance of the policy of the State to ensure and accelerate the total electrification of the country, has targeted the attainment of 100 percent barangay electrification level by 2006;

WHEREAS, the DOE and Department of Finance (DOF) have jointly issued the Letter... Read More

Transmission Development Plan

WHEREAS, Republic Act 9136, the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) requires the promulgation of a Transmission Development Plan (TDP). WHEREAS, Section 4 (bbb) of the EPIRA states that the TDP "refers to the program for managing the transmission system through efficient planning for the expansion, upgrading, rehabilitation, repair and maintenance, to be... Read More

Providing For the Relaxation of the Minimum Inventory Requirements of All Oil Companies and Bulk Suppliers Operating In the Country

WHEREAS, under the Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998 (RA 8479), in relation to the Department of Energy Act of 1992 (RA 7638), the Secretary of Energy is authorized to exercise such powers concomitant with the policy of ensuring continuous, adequate and stable supply of energy, in respect of the conservation, stockpiling and storage of energy resources;

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Guidelines Implementing the Minimum Inventory Requirements of Oil Companies and Bulk Suppliers As Provided Under EO 134

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 134 issued by the President of the Republic of the Philippines on 14 October 2002, Republic Act No. 7638, otherwise known as an "Act Creating the Department of Energy" and Republic Act No. 8479, otherwise known as the "Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998", the Department of Energy hereby adopts the following guidelines to... Read More

Providing Administrative Penalties For Violation Of Certain Provisions Of Department Circular No. 98-03-004, As Amended By Department Circular No. 2001-05-002 In Connection With The Initial Public Offering (IPO) Of Common Stock Of Any Person Or Entity Engaged In The Oil Refinery Business


WHEREAS, Section 1, Article XII of the Constitution provides that private enterprises, including corporations, cooperatives and similar collective organizations, shall be encouraged to broaden the base of their ownership;

WHEREAS, Section 22 of R. A. 8479 ("Downstream Oil In­dustry Deregulation Act of 1998")... Read More

Interim Rules and Regulations Governing the Transmission, Distribution and Supply of Natural Gas

Pursuant to Section 5 (a), (c) and (e) of Republic Act (RA) No. 7638, otherwise known as the “Department of Energy Act of 1992, creating the Department of Energy (DOE); Executive Order (EO) No. 66 designating the DOE as the lead agency in developing the Philippine Natural Gas industry;

Rules of Practice and Procedure Before the Department of Energy

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 5 (k) of R.A. 7638, otherwise known as the Department of Energy Act of 1992, in compliance with Executive Order No. 26 dated 7 October 1992, and in line with Department Special Order No. 2000-07-016, dated 13 July 2000, the following Rules of Practice and Procedure are hereby adopted and promulgated.

Wholesale Electricity Spot Market Rules and Joint Endorsement of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market Rules


WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the. "Electric Power Industry Reform. Act of 2001" (Act), which became effective on the 26th of June 2001 provides the framework for the restructuring of the electric power industry to bring about a free and fair competition on the pricing of electricity;

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