Department Circular

Department Circular No. 2005-08-007

Guidelines Implementing the Requirement of A Prior Notice on Price Adjustments Pursuant To Memorandum Circular No. 2001-05-002


Pursuant to Sections 14 (a) and 15 (a), (b.ii) and (g), Chapter IV of Republic Act No. 8479 or the Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998 and in order for the Department of Energy (DOE) to monitor movements of domestic oil prices, the DOE hereby adopts the following guidelines to implement and clarify the said Memorandum Circular.

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Department Circular No. 2005-07-006

Directing The Enhanced Implementation Of The Natural Gas Vehicle Program For Public Transport (NGVPPT) And The Development Of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Supply And Infrastructure


WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 290 (EO 290), Issued on February 24, 2004, provides the framework for implementation of the Natural Gas Vehicle Program for Public Transport (NGVPPT);

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Department Circular No. 2005-06-005

Directing All Distribution Utilities to File Petition With the Energy Regulatory Commission for Approval of Revised Lifeline Rate Structure


WHEREAS, Section 73 of Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 ("EPIRA"), provides for the setting by the Energy Regulatory Commission ("ERC") of a socialized pricing mechanism to be called the lifeline rate for the marginalized end-users;

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Department Circular No. 2005-04-004

Investment Promotion and Contracting Rounds For Geothermal and Coal Prospective Areas


WHEREAS, Section 1 of Presidential Decree No 1442, otherwise known as "An Act To Promote The Exploration And Development Of Geothermal Resources", and Section 6 of Presidential Decree No. 972, as amended, otherwise known as “The Coal Development Act of 1976", allow the Government to promote and offer prospective geothermal and coal areas for competitive proposals for geothermal service contract and coal operating contract;

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Department Circular No. 2005-04-003

Promoting the Use of Coco-Biodiesel as an Alternative Clean Fuel


WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 7638, An Act Creating the Department of Energy declares that it shall be the policy of the State to develop the country’s indigenous energy resources taking into consideration the active participation of the private sector in the various areas of energy resource development;

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Department Circular No. 2005-03-002

Rules and Regulations Governing the Establishment and Implementation of the Alternative Fuels Fund


WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Government to ensure continuous, adequate and economic supply of indigenous energy to increase self-reliance in the country’s energy requirements;

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Department Circular No. 2005-02-001

Directing The National Power Corporation, National Transmission Corporation, Distribution Utilities And Independent Power Producers To Adopt Contingency Measures To Minimize The Impact Of El Nino In The Mindanao Power System


WHEREAS, it is the policy of the state to ensure a continuous, adequate and economic supply of energy through the judicious conservation, renewal and efficient utilization of energy which includes electric power, pursuant to Section 2 of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 7638, known as the “Department of Energy Act of 1992";

WHEREAS, the Department of Energy (DOE) exercises supervision and control over all government activities relative to energy projects pursuant to Section 5 (h) of R.A. No. 7638, as amended by R.A. No. 9136, known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" and that the DOE is authorized under Section 5 (p) thereof to formulate rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the objectives of said R.A No. 7638, as amended;

WHEREAS, scientific studies predict the impending occurrence of the El Niño phenomenon and its effects in the months covering March to December 2005, which will directly imperil the supply of electric power from hydro resources especially in Mindanao;

WHEREAS, the availability of the electricity is vested with public interest such that it is incumbent upon the government to take the necessary measures to ensure the continuous operation of vital industries in Mindanao by ensuring that there will be no interruptions in the delivery of electricity:

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Department Circular No. 2004-12-011

Requiring The National Power Corporation, The National Transmission Corporation And Distribution Utilities To Ensure Adequate And Reliable Electric Power Supply, And Promoting Energy Conservation During The Christmas Holidays


WHEREAS, it is the policy of the state to ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of electric power; WHEREAS, it is the policy of the State to protect the public interest as it is affected by the services of electric utilities and other providers of electric power; WHEREAS, with the advent of the Christmas Season, it is incumbent upon the government to ensure that the holidays can be fully enjoyed by Filipinos throughout the country, by ensuring that there will be no interruptions in the delivery of electricity;

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Department Circular No. 2004-09-010

Providing For Oil Price Reporting Through the DOE ENERTEXT


WHEREAS, R.A. 8479, otherwise known as the "Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998", mandates the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure a truly competitive market under a regime of fair prices and an adequate and continuous supply of environmentally-clean and high-quality petroleum products;

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Department Circular No. 2004-08-009

Guidelines Implementing The Modification Of Import Duty Rates On Crude Oil And Refined Petroleum Products As Provided Under Executive Order No. 336


Pursuant to Sections 6 and 7 of Executive Order (E.O.) No. 336 issued by the President of the Republic of the Philippines on 23 July 2004, 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 adopts the following guidelines to implement the increase of tariff rates on imported crude oil and refined petroleum products.

1. Title - These guidelines shall be known as the "Implementing Guidelines for the Modification of Import Duty Rates on Crude Oil and Refined Petroleum Products' and shall be hereafter referred to as the "Guidelines".

2. Scope and Coverage - These Guidelines shall apply to all articles listed in Annex A of said E.O.

3. Determination of the Trigger Price The DOE shall deem that the trigger price has been reached if any of the following conditions have been met a) If there is a decrease in the monthly average price Of crude oil on a calendar basis by $1.00/bbl from the August 2004 average Dubai crude price; or b) If there is a decrease of $3.00/bbl in the average price of diesel, based on seven (7) trading days, from August 2004 average MOPS price.

4. Notification Process The DOE shall issue a certification to the DOF and BOG, copy furnished the DTI, NEDA and [lie oil importers, that the trigger level has been reached. 5. Effectivity These Guidelines shall take effect upon complete publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation. Issued in Fort Bonifacio, City of Taguig this 25th day of August 2004. (Sgd.) VINCENT S. PEREZ Secretary