MANILA, Philippines – Rising tycoon Dennis Uy now owns almost half of the Malampaya gas field after buying the 45% stake of Chevron Philippines in the facility.
In a statement on Wednesday, November 13, Uy’s Udenna Corporation said its subsidiary, UC Malampaya Philippines, fully acquired shares of Chevron’s subsidiary, Chevron Malampaya LLC, last October 25.
The companies did not disclose the amount of the transaction. The deal is still subject to regulatory approvals.
Malampaya is operated by Shell Philippines Exploration BV, which has a 45% stake. State-run Philippine National Oil Company is the 3rd partner with a 10% stake.
“The acquisition of Chevron’s interest in the Malampaya gas field marks an important milestone for Udenna, fitting strategically with our long-term ambitions of developing a sustainable clean energy business in the Philippines,” Uy said.
The latest acquisition comes just a day after Uy announced that Udenna’s food subsidiary is now the main franchise holder of Wendy’s Philippines. – Rappler.com