Department Circular

Department Circular No. 2008-06-0003

Creating A Technical Working Group to Take Action in Addressing the Current Power Issues in the Country


WHEREAS, the Department of Energy (DOE) is mandated to supervise the restructuring of the electric power industry pursuant to Republic Act No. 9136 otherwise known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001". The DOE is further authorized under Section 37 (e) (ii) of the EPIRA to facilitate and encourage reforms in the structure and operations of distribution utilities for greater efficiency and lower costs;

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Department Circular No. 2008-06-0002

Implementing The Philippine National Standard Specification For Biodiesel And BIOFUEL Blends Pursuant To Republic Act No. 9367, Otherwise Known As The "BIOFUELS Act Of 2006"


WHEREAS, Republic Act (R.A.) no. 7638 " An Act Creating the "Department of Energy (DOE)", task the DOE to formulate rules and regulations as may be necessary to guide the operations of both government and private entities involved in energy resource supply and distribution; 



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Department Circular No. 2008-01-0001

Guidelines Implementing The Modification Of Import Duty Rates On Crude Oil And Refined Petroleum Products As Provided Under Executive Order No. 691


Pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Order (E.O.) No. 691 issued by the President of the Republic of the Philippines on 10 January 2008, the Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with the Department of Finance (DOF), Bureau of Customs (BOC), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), hereby adopt the following guidelines to implement the reduction of tariff rates on imported crude oil and refined petroleum products based on certain trigger prices indexed to international oil prices in the world market.

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Department Circular No. 2007-10-0007

LPG Cylinder Ownership and Obligations Related Thereto


WHEREAS, pursuant to Republic Act Nos. 7638 (Department of Energy Act of 1992) and 8479 (Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998), Batas Pambansa BIg. 33 as amended by Presidential Decree 1865 (Defining and penalizing certain prohibited acts involving petroleum/petroleum products), and under pertinent rules and regulations, the DOE has the power to monitor, supervise and regulate the petroleum industry and impose corresponding administrative penalties for violations thereof;

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Department Circular No. 2007-05-0006

Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 9367


Pursuant to Section 15 of R. A. No. 9367, otherwise known as Biofuels Act of 2006, the Department of Energy, in consultation with the National Biofuels Board, appropriate government agencies, and other stakeholders, hereby issues, adopts and promulgates the following implementing rules and regulations.

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Department Circular No. 2007-05-0005

Implementing The Philippine National Standard Specification For Bunker Fuel Oils (PNS/DOE QS 006:2005 )


WHEREAS, PNS/DOE QS 006:2005 was promulgated on April 18, 2006 to supersede Pns 21:1997 as the latest revision/update of quality standard specification for Bunker Fuel Oils (BFO);

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Department Circular No. 2007-04-0003

Prescribing the Guidelines and Procedures for the Transfer of Rights and Obligations in Petroleum Service Contracts under Presidential Decree No. 87, As Amended


WHEREAS, Section 11 of Presidential Decree No. 87 ("PD 87"), as amended, provides that the rights and obligations under a petroleum service contract shall not be assigned or transferred without the prior approval of the Department of Energy (DOE);

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Department Circular No. 2007-02-0002

"Providing For The Rules And Regulations Governing The Business Of Supplying, Hauling, Storage, Handling, Marketing And Distribution Of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LOG) For Automotive Use"


WHEREAS, the Department of Energy (DOE) in pursuance of its powers and functions under Section 5 of Republic Act (RA) No. 7638 otherwise known as the "Department of Energy Act of 1992", establishes and administers programs for the exploration, transportation, marketing, distribution, utilization, conservation, stockpiling, and storage of energy resources of all forms, whether conventional or non-conventional.

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Department Circular No. 2007-02-0001

Guidelines Implementing the Registration of Fuel Additives under Republic Act Nos. 8479 & 8749


Pursuant to Section 12, Chapter III of Republic Act (R. A) No. 8479 otherwise known as "The Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998", Section 27, Chapter III of R. A No. 8749 otherwise known as "The Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999" and R. A No. 6969 otherwise known as 'Toxic Substances, Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act of 1990"

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Department Circular No. 2006-12-0014

Eiterating A Transparent And Competitive System Of Awarding Service/Operating Contracts For Coal, Geothermal And Petroleum Prospective Areas, Repealing For This Purpose Department Circular No. 2003-05-005 And Department Circular No. 2005-04-004


WHEREAS, Section 1 of Presidential Decree No. 1442, otherwise known as "An Act to Promote the Exploration & Development of Geothermal Resources," Section 4 of Presidential Decree No. 972, as amended, otherwise known as "The Coal Development Act of 1976" and Section 4 of Presidential Decree No. 87, as amended, otherwise known as the "Oil Exploration and Development Act of 1972,"

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