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Natural Gas in the Philippines

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The world is clamoring for a cleaner future. How can the PH keep up?

How natural gas plants benefit communities

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:40 AM

In Batangas, natural gas plant projects are powering up businesses, helping build infrastructure, and supporting communities

Natural gas and renewables are a perfect match in cutting carbon emissions

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:36 AM

In the transition to clean energy, natural gas solves the need for a reliable renewable energy partner

Why natural gas makes sense for PH economy

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:31 AM

As the Philippines looks to diversify its energy mix, one source - natural gas - has become increasingly important

Natural gas in the Philippines

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:12 PM

The world is clamoring for a cleaner future. How can the PH keep up?

Phoenix Petroleum invests P250 million for Batangas LNG hub

Feb 01, 2019 - 6:04 PM

Phoenix Petroleum says it is putting up an initial investment of P250 million for an liquefied natural gas hub in Batangas

Dennis Uy's Phoenix Petroleum, China's CNOOC get nod for LNG terminal

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Department of Energy grants Tanglawan Philippines LNG Incorporated the notice to proceed to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in Batangas

GRANTED. The Department of Energy grants the joint venture of Dennis Uy and China's CNOOC the notice to proceed to build an LNG facility. Rappler file photos

INFOGRAPHIC: How does natural gas complement our shift to renewable energy?

Oct 26, 2018 - 4:43 PM

How does this energy source help us transition to a cleaner power mix?

INFOGRAPHIC: Natural gas and the Philippines' rising power demands

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:54 AM

When it comes to energy security, we shouldn’t put all our eggs in one basket

Natural gas and renewables are a perfect match in cutting carbon emissions

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:37 PM

In the transition to clean energy, natural gas fills in where renewables fall short.

Why natural gas makes sense for Philippine economy

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:42 PM

As the Philippines looks to diversify its energy mix, one source - natural gas - has become increasingly important

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 12, 2018

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:40 AM

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RED MONDAY. SC Justices present during the flag-raising are Antonio Carpio, Presbitero Velasco, Teresita de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Mariano del Castillo, Francis Jardeleza, Samuel Martires, and Noel Tijam. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler  Photo by Lian Buan

Calamian area a ‘confidence-builder’ for joint exploration in Reed Bank – analyst

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Calamian is an uncontested area. Any joint exploration with China in the area should be governed by Philippine laws, says Aaron Jed Rabena of the policy think tank Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress

FIRST STEP. Analyst Aaron Jed Rabena said the Philippine government could jointly explore the Calamian area with China before Reed Bank.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 5, 2018

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:06 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER. Sam Rockwell accepts the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show in Hollywood, California. Photo by Mark Ralston/ AFP PHOTO

Local, foreign firms eye integrated facility for liquefied natural gas

Mar 04, 2018 - 9:16 PM

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

RUNNING OUT. Gas from the Malampaya project is expected to run out in a decade prompting firms to contemplate alternative sources. File photo from Sembcorp Marine website

How natural gas benefits communities

Jan 01, 2018 - 12:00 AM

In Batangas, natural gas plant projects are powering up businesses, helping build infrastructure, and supporting communities.

Meralco to bid alone for AES' coal plant in Zambales

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Meralco won't have a partner when it bids for a controlling stake in the facility. It'll likely compete with San Miguel and Aboitiz Power.

LONE WOLF. US electricity giant AES Corporation is selling its entire 51% interest in the Masinloc power facility, which it bought from the Philippine government for $930 million in 2008. Meralco will bid alone. File photo

Under-pressure Qatar says to boost gas production 30%

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The emirate intends to raise production to 100 million tons of natural gas a year by 2024

A picture shows the Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar's principal site for production of liquefied natural gas and gas-to-liquid, administrated by Qatar Petroleum, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the capital Doha, on February 6, 2017.  Karim Jaafar/AFP

Could Duterte's approach to China ultimately make Ongpin richer?

May 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

It s no secret President Rodrigo Duterte dislikes tycoon Roberto Ongpin But Duterte s friendly approach toward China may be the key Ongpin has long been waiting for to unlock a natural gas windfall in the South China Sea

Chinese energy firm eyes Subic as hub for transfer of LNG shipments

Oct 20, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Shipments of liquefied natural gas from Australia and Indonesia will be transferred onto vessels bound for China

Court convicts US energy company after deadly 2010 pipeline blast

Aug 10, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The court imposes a fine of up to 500 000 for each count in the case which means the company may have to pay up to 3 million

PG&E. The Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) logo is displayed on a hard hat at a work site on July 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

IMF: Oil exporters must do more to balance budgets

Jun 09, 2016 - 3:40 PM

The International Monetary Fund says deep structural reforms are needed to create jobs for the growing labor force

epa05329527 (L-R) Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al Khalid al Sabah, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Oman's Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim al-Thani, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash and Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani pose during the family photo of the 4th meeting of the strategic dialogue Russia-Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, or the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), in Moscow, Russia, 26 May 2016. EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

Mining giant Freeport cuts back after poor oil bet

Apr 27, 2016 - 12:11 AM

The world s largest copper miner with huge operations in Indonesia Democratic Republic of Congo Chile and the United States also said it would cut its oilfield workforce by 25

STOCKS DOWN. A pedestrian walks past an electric quotation board showing share price indexes of Tokyo stocks, while nagging worries about global economic growth and another drop in oil prices hurt sentiment. File photo from AFP

Israel's bid to become gas exporter takes a hit for now

Mar 29, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Analysts say Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can still salvage the deal for a gas field in the Mediterranean

epa05160482 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) speaks to one of his unidentified defense lawyers (R) at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 February 2016. Netanyahu defended Israel's right to exploit vast natural gas preserves in the Mediterranean Sea. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER/POOL

PNOC may proceed with BatMan pipeline without Congress OK

Mar 23, 2016 - 6:27 PM

The project involves building a 120 km underground natural gas pipeline from Batangas to Navotas

Plaridel Bypass, 2 other PPPs set for NEDA Board

Oct 15, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Projects up for the NEDA Board s final approval are: the Plaridel Bypass Toll Road Philippine Travel Center Complex and Batangas Manila 1 Natural Gas Pipeline

AQUINO'S EDGE. The approval of the PPP deals comes months after Aquino trumpeted in his last State of the Nation Address an increased number of such PPP deals as his edge over his predecessors

Malampaya kicks off gas production from new platform

Oct 05, 2015 - 8:35 PM

The first Filipino designed and built offshore platform will help maintain the level of gas production to fulfill existing gas sales agreements

Over 5,000 MW extra power capacity ready by 2019

Jul 05, 2015 - 11:47 PM

Up to 3 362 MW of the new power will come from new coal power plants despite the DOE pushing for a balanced fuel mix

First Gen announces P14.5B investment in LNG

Mar 07, 2015 - 6:10 PM

The investment is needed because the Malampaya supply could run out by 2024

Steam powers Mondelēz Philippines’ manufacturing plant

Mar 07, 2015 - 10:02 AM

The use of the biomass boiler results in electricity savings comparable to the average annual consumption of a million households

Russia and Ukraine strike gas delivery deal

Mar 03, 2015 - 8:02 AM

The deal struck after tense talks in Brussels secures gas supplies to the European Union until the end of winter after they had been put at risk by a row over supplies to rebel held eastern Ukraine

An undated handout photo provided by the Slovakian gas-pipeline company Eustream on 11 April 2014 shows a gas compressor station in the eastern town of Velke Kapusany, Slovakia, near the border with Ukraine. Eustream/Handout/EPA

Meralco strengthens portfolio in power sector

Feb 25, 2015 - 5:42 PM

The utility firm is also exploring taking in a foreign partner

Russia warns of gas risks after Ukraine fails to pre-pay

Feb 24, 2015 - 4:52 PM

With no new payment Russia would be forced to stop supplies to Ukraine Gazprom says

An undated handout photo provided by the Slovakian gas-pipeline company Eustream on 11 April 2014 shows a gas compressor station in the eastern town of Velke Kapusany, Slovakia, near the border with Ukraine. Eustream/Handout/EPA

Pilipinas Shell seeks gov’t policies for more LNG investments

Nov 07, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Ahead of the release of the new fuel policy mix Pilipinas Shell urges the government to forge policies in aid of liquefied natural gas LNG investments in the country

When Malampaya runs out, what protection do consumers have?

Sep 26, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The feed in tariff allowance will be an item in our electric bill that won t fluctuate with the prices of renewable energy It is not the same as the universal charge which is our payment for the debts and failures of the past

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Q and A: Case vs China 'not enough,' expert says

Aug 19, 2014 - 5:33 PM

We will always go back to the two countries sitting down to talk it out maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal tells Rappler

Philippines slams China over 'sovereignty patrols'

Aug 18, 2014 - 4:38 PM

The Philippines says China regularly sends ships as part of illegitimate sovereign patrols to claim the disputed West Philippine Sea

DAVID VS GOLIATH. A Chinese coast guard ship (top) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a standoff as the Philippine boat attempts to reach Ayungin Shoal, a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Aquino hits China over 2 ships in Recto Bank

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:27 AM

China s hydrographic ships have been sighted within the Philippines exclusive economic zone President Aquino says he fears heightened tension between the 2 countries in the South China Sea

FEARING TENSION. President Benigno Aquino III says the Armed Forces of the Philippines spotted two Chinese hydrographic ships in the disputed South China Sea. In this photo taken on August 14, 2014, Aquino leads the ceremonial distribution of assault rifles at the Armed Forces of the Philippines General Headquarters. Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

German bank to help finance San Gabriel power plant

Jul 11, 2014 - 4:26 PM

First NatGas Power Corporation secures a 265 million export credit facility with KfW IPEX Bank of Germany for its natural gas fired power project in Batangas

CRUCIAL PLANT. President Benigno Aquino III says the 414-megawatt in San Gabriel power plant will be a crucial source of energy in Luzon. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Another Malampaya shutdown slated in March 2015

Jul 07, 2014 - 10:20 PM

The energy department may ask for suspension of the Biofuels Act of 2006 to mitigate effects on possible power supply shortage due to the shutdown

HIGHER ELECTRICITY BILL? It remains to be seen if the scheduled Malampaya shutdown in March 2015 will result in higher electricity bills for Meralco customers. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Decision over Bataan nuclear plant's fate not happening in 2014

Jun 23, 2014 - 5:31 PM

The energy czar says it will be President Aquino who will decide whether to revive the mothballed power plant or not

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Russia threatens to cut Ukraine's gas after talks fail

Jun 16, 2014 - 12:22 PM

A top official from Russia s state gas firm Gazprom says talks stretching through the night had failed to bridge the two sides acrimonious disagreement over price and how much debt Kiev owed Moscow

PRESSURE. This file image shows a gas pressure-gauge at the gas-compressor station 'Bobrovnytska' in Mryn village, about 130 km of Kiev, Ukraine, 16 December 2008. Sergey Dozhenko/EPA

San Gabriel Power Plant 'crucial' for Luzon – Aquino

Jan 14, 2014 - 5:54 PM

Between now and 2016 more companies are set to build in Luzon new plants which will generate about 2 412 megawatts of power the President says

CRUCIAL PLANT. President Benigno Aquino III says the 414-megawatt in San Gabriel power plant will be a crucial source of energy in Luzon. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Malampaya shutdown moved due to Yolanda

Nov 07, 2013 - 4:03 PM

The month long shutdown of the gas facility is moved to a later date to ensure the safety of maintenance workers

MAINTENANCE SHUTDOWN. The Malampaya natural gas plants will undergo a bi-annual maintenance, which may lead to higher electricity costs in Luzon. Photo from Sembcorp Marine www.sembcorpmarine.com.sg

Malampaya shutdown to hike Meralco rates

Oct 25, 2013 - 7:32 PM

The electricity bill of Meralco clients will increase by P1 to P2 per kwh in December since the Malampaya natural gas facility will go offline around the same time as the other power plants

HIGHER ELECTRICITY BILL. Meralco customers will pay more for their electricity in December because of the maintenance shutdown of Malampaya natural gas facility. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Southeast Asia oil bill to reach $240B by 2035, says IEA

Oct 02, 2013 - 5:04 PM

As it goes through growth in breakneck pace the region will increase oil consumption with over 5 million barrels a day in 2035

Aquino gov't has used up P15-B of Malampaya Fund

Sep 20, 2013 - 5:26 PM

Malacañang says that ever since President Benigno Aquino III took office the government has used the Malampaya Fund for only 10 projects worth P15 billion

Photo from www.malampaya.com

Malampaya funds 'for energy projects only'

Sep 17, 2013 - 6:18 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla addresses concerns the multi billion peso funds from the Malampaya project are illegally used

NEGOTIATION. Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla is expected to meet with Korea Water Resources Corp. for the Angat hydro powerplant. Photo by Lean Santos/Rappler

DOE says natural gas plan out by yearend

Jul 09, 2013 - 9:46 PM

The government said other energy sources must be developed as the Malampaya gas field would get depleted by 2020

India approves doubling of gas prices

Jun 28, 2013 - 8:25 PM

India s government doubles natural gas prices to stimulate investment and reverse a decline in domestic production which has caused power shortages for industry

PRICES UP. An Indian LPG vendor loads refilled gas cylinders onto a rickshaw at a depot in New Delhi on June 28, 2013. India's government said June 28 it had doubled natural gas prices to stimulate investment and reverse a decline in domestic production which has caused power shortages for industry. Photo by AFP