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The Department of Energy says oil firms could have implemented even lower rates this week, but did not do so
Meanwhile, energy officials give assurances oil supplies in the country remain sufficient and that the impact of the incident on the Philippines is still 'premature'
The Green Thumb Coalition calls for a shift to renewable energy in view of the current climate emergency
'The target is by end of 2030, [renewable capacity] should be 15,000 megawatts. However, based on our assessment, around 7,000 MW was recorded from 2011 to 2017,' says Department of Energy official Mylene Capongcol
The Department of Energy faces multiple cases on its move to break down how oil companies come up with fuel prices
Power for People Coalition calls on the President to come up with an executive order that will formalize his directive for the energy department to fast-track 'the development of renewable energy sources'
The Department of Energy says electric cooperatives in Pampanga are working to restore power in the province before sunset on Tuesday, April 23
The Department of Energy says the short-term answers are not enough to address the recent power shortages.
Aboitiz Power Corporation's Manny Rubio says companies won't connive to cause power outages, as these are bad for business
(UPDATED) Meralco is again implementing rotational brownouts in parts of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna due to low power supply on Monday, April 15
While oil companies will lower prices, the rollback will be offset by the excise tax hike under the TRAIN law
Oil companies say the hike is due to price movements in the international market
The Department of Energy cites weak sentiments in the Asian gasoline market amid excess regional supply
Oil companies will hike diesel prices by P0.70 per liter and gasoline by P0.80 per liter amid price movements in the global market
DOE chief Alfonso Cusi warns oil industry players that applying the 2019 tax rates on 2018 oil stocks may lead to company closure and even estafa charges
Dennis Uy's Phoenix Petroleum and China National Offshore Oil Corporation team up to build an LNG import terminal in Batangas. Their tandem is the lone applicant, so far.
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says electric cooperatives need the funds to provide 'efficient and sustainable services to the areas they serve'
The latest round of price increases brings common gasoline prices to around P59 to P62 per liter, and diesel prices to around P47.95 to P50.75 per liter
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says power providers and distributors are assessing the damage from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)
Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri says the bicameral conference committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law decided to adopt the Senate version on the matter
(3rd UPDATE) Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi declares a net worth of P1.355 billion in 2017, an increase of P1.19 billion from his net worth in 2016
With rising petroleum prices, the government is eyeing to revive a fuel subsidy program – which remains unaudited – for jeepney drivers towards the end of 2018
The group says the 'sweeping' temporary restraining order earlier issued by the Supreme Court 'has given monopolies like Meralco the advantage'
The No Burn Pilipinas coalition says the project is 'illegal' and likely to fail
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says the Alegria Oil Field would have two wells ready to produce a total of 360 barrels per day
The Department of Energy says the natural gas and oil production of the field may last until 2037, based on the development plan crafted after the initial testing
The government wants to turn the Philippines into a hub for liquefied natural gas, given the expected depletion of natural gas from Malampaya in less than a decade
Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido Pulido III says that 'based on the increase in the existing tax law, there should be no immediate need to raise PUV fares'
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi warns that the government would cancel the certificate of compliance (COC) of violators
Fuel prices could go up in two weeks' time, once existing petroleum stocks of retailers are used up
New excise tax rates on petroleum products are levied upon importation, not at the point of sale to the consumers
Some 365,000 food packs are also on standby for those affected by Tropical Depression Urduja
The first Philippine visit of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yields 3 bilateral agreements with the host country
Energy Undersecretary Felix William B. Funtebella says the government is currently auditing the system of the electricity spot market for Mindanao
A Meralco executive expresses concern over the frequent incidence of yellow alerts, but the Department of Energy says there is no cause for alarm
The company wins a solar service contract for the right to explore and develop a 486 hectare area in Batangas from the Department of Energy
Meralco first vice president Ivanna de la Peña says talks for power supply agreements on 7 coal fired power plants started as early as 2012
The petitioners asks the Supreme Court to compel the two government agencies to do what laws require of them in regulating coal fired power plants
With the tight competition in coal energy the firm plans to focus on renewable energy projects and retail electricity as it waits for the DOE s next renewable energy incentive
The Renewable Portfolio Standard can address the administration s least cost energy goals while encouraging renewable energy generation
(3rd UPDATE) The Ombudsman says there was not enough evidence to support the claim that the trip to Paris taken by then-Environment Secretary Gina Lopez was allegedly a gift in exchange for a project
The Supreme Court says there appears to be no basis for the Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission to require major power consumers to source their electricity only from certain suppliers
Prices of basic goods in the city will now be pegged at prices that were in place within a month before the disaster occurred the Department of Trade and Industry says
It is expected that 90 will be energized as soon as NGCP restores power the energy department says in a statement
The DOE says it will try to ease the impact of the Malampaya maintenance shutdown from January 28 to February 18
Oil companies in the Philippines will implement the price hike at 6 am on Tuesday December 20
Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto says the funds can instead be used for an independent scientific study on the economic and technical feasibility of completing the plant
It is the responsibility of the government to provide policy directions as it works with the market For energy we should aim for an optimal energy mix
In Cagayan and Isabela combined 841 residential houses have been totally damaged with another 3 705 homes partially destroyed