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Vires, AG&P step up plans for LNG vessel, says DoE

THE Energy department has identified Vires Energy Corp. and Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Co. (AG&P) as potential investors in a floating facility for imported gas, as the country prepares for the depletion of its sole supplier of the energy resource.

Alegria oil field cannot supply fuel on a national scale, DoE...

PRODUCTION capacity of the onshore Alegria oil field in Cebu is not enough to supply fuel on a regional and national level, a Department of Energy (DoE) official said on Tuesday.

Energy dep’t to award hydro, geothermal contracts in April

THE Department of Energy (DoE) targets to award the contacts for geothermal and hydropower projects under the third round of its open competitive selection and bidding process, or OCSP3, by April 14, it said in a detailed timeline released on Tuesday.

DoE studying RE, hydrogen, nuclear as alternatives to conventional fuels

ENERGY DEPARTMENT Spokesman Felix William B. Fuentebella said the agency is looking into adding more renewable energy (RE), nuclear, and hydrogen-based power in preparation for any possible supply crunch in conventional fuels.

DoE extends FiT application deadline for river hydro projects

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) said it granted another deadline extension for feed-in tariff (FiT) applications by developers of run-of-river (RoR) hydropower projects, adding that it will receive applications until the 250-megawatt (MW) installation target is filled.

DoE sees pickup in oil demand as transport sector opens further

DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said demand for oil products will be higher in 2021 as the transportation sector continues to open and as the economy recovers.

DoE ‘respects’ Petron’s decision to close Bataan refinery — Cusi

THE Department of Energy (DoE) respects Petron Corp.’s move to shut down its oil refinery in Limay, Bataan as it is a business decision on the firm’s part, the agency’s top official said on Monday.

PHL coal-fired power capacity seen increasing by 135% despite moratorium on...

POWER generating capacity from coal-fired plants is expected to rise 135% after all plants currently being built become operational, after a moratorium on new builds was declared last month, Clean Air Asia (CAA) said in a report.

DoE evaluating renewables applications covering 1,479 megawatts

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said Tuesday that it has received 44 applications for renewables service and operating contracts linked to projects with the potential to generate 1,479 megawatts (MW).

DoE to companies: Start work in contested seas

EXPLORATION companies in the Philippines should proceed in surveying and drilling in parts of the West Philippine Sea, the Energy chief said on Wednesday, as he reminded them that China’s approval is not needed.

DoE wants renewable energy to power new or retrofitted buildings

NEW buildings and establishments that will undergo renovations will soon be required to source a portion of their power requirements from renewable sources.

Israeli firm wants to expand petroleum exploration

AN ISRAELI FIRM sought to cover a wider gas and oil exploration area in the country, according to the Department of Energy (DoE).

DoE urges power conservation to save money during recession

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said electricity consumers need to be “mindful” of their power consumption during tough economic times, and reminded them of the need to save money.

DoE studying small nuclear plants for remote areas

THE Department of Energy (DoE) is studying the use of small nuclear generators to power off-grid areas, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said in a statement.

DoE to expedite national renewables plan update

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it is working to complete the “long-overdue” update to the national renewable energy plan (NREP).

Energy consumption reporting deadline moved to April 2021 — DoE

THE Department of Energy (DoE) further extended the deadline for establishments to submit their power consumption reports to mid-April 2021.

Renewables’ share in energy mix seen rising 8%

Some 472 renewable energy projects were granted service contracts over the last four years, pointing to an 8% increase in the share of renewables in the energy mix, the Department of Energy (DoE) said.

DoE considering major commitment to developing geothermal

THE Department of Energy (DoE) is planning to draft an order promoting the development of geothermal energy, in a bid to regain prominent position for the Philippines among global producers.

Pump prices remain low despite new tariff — DoE

FUEL products are still cheap despite the imposition of new oil import duties taking effect this week, the Department of Energy (DoE) said.

Luzon grid placed on ‘yellow alert’ due to outages, gas shortage

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said Luzon was under yellow alert Thursday between noon and 3 p.m. due to power plant outages and limited output received from the Malampaya gas field.

DoF, DoE rule out suspending VAT on power consumption

THE Department of Finance (DoF) and the Department of Energy (DoE) on Friday rejected a proposal to suspend value-added tax (VAT) on power consumption as a relief measure during the pandemic.

Meralco says meter readings for May bills ‘accurate’

AMID mounting concerns by customers on increased electricity bills for May, Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said its meter readings remain accurate and transparent.

NEA backs appeal to ‘indefinitely’ extend power coops’ payments

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) supported the appeal of rural electric cooperatives (ECs) to "indefinitely" extend the deadline of their payments to generation and...

DoE tells LGUs to stop delaying oil deliveries

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has appealed to local government chiefs to refrain from blocking the movement of petroleum products at their checkpoints, which were mounted to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Transparency on power plant outages sought by consumer group

POWER generation companies must disclose their plant maintenance schedule for this year until 2022 to fully inform the public, a consumer advocacy group said after the Energy department warned of a possible electricity supply shortfall during the summer months.

DoE and NDRRMC coordinating power needs in volcano-affected areas

THE Department of Energy (DoE) is coordinating with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on controlling the electricity supply in the immediate vicinity of Taal volcano in case of a hazardous eruption.

DoE allows Semirara mine to resume operations

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has lifted the suspension order imposed on Semirara Mining and Power Corp’s (SMPC) coal mining operations in Semirara Island in Antique province.

Phoenix-CNOOC venture junks LNG terminal project

PHOENIX Petroleum Philippines, Inc. and CNOOC Gas and Power Group Co., Ltd. have asked the Department of Energy (DoE) to suspend its proposal to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in the country, government officials said on Tuesday.

Consunji-led SMPC ordered to suspend coal mining activities

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has ordered Semirara Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC) to suspend its coal mining activities as a result of the mudflow incident in Semirara Island in Antique province last month, the Consunji-led listed company told the stock exchange on Wednesday.

DoE tackles Mindoro power supply problem

STAKEHOLDERS GATHERED earlier this week to tackle the longstanding power supply problems in Mindoro, including Lubang Island, which have been addressed mostly through remedial measures, the Department of Energy said in a statement.

6 Luzon plants in unplanned outage

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) said on Monday that six power plants in Luzon went on an unplanned outage, putting the system under a “yellow” alert between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. as reserve power thinned after the forced shutdown.

DoE asks Napocor to defer off-grid rate hike

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) yesterday asked the National Power Corp. (Napocor) to defer its application to increase electricity rates in off-grid areas until it has improved its operating efficiency as well as reduced power generation costs and missionary subsidies.

DoE puts Semirara coal trading suspension order on hold

SEMIRARA Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC) said the Energy department had granted the request of the Consunji-led listed company to put on hold an order issued last month for the suspension of its coal trading activities.

DoE, Japan’s METI to review Mindoro power development plan

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) has stepped up plans to improve the delivery of electricity in Mindoro island as it looks to review a power development proposal for the province in partnership with Japan.

DoE touts expressions of interest for energy exploration

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said its Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program (PCECP) continues to attract interest from potential investors.

DoE denies Gas2Grid request to delay start of drilling operations

THE Philippine Department of Energy (DoE) has rejected Gas2Grid Ltd.’s request to push back the start of drilling operations on the Nuevo Malolos-1 Deepening to the end of July, the Sydney-based oil and gas exploration company said on Monday.

DoE says gov’t takeover will be last resort in Iloilo City’s...

ILOILO CITY — Department of Energy (DoE) Undersecretary Felix B. Fuentebella has assured residents here that they are monitoring the power distribution tug-of-war between two companies and that the government will be ready to step in should the situation lead to a breakdown in supply delivery.

Energy department extends deadline for service contract bids

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) has extended the deadline for interested entities to submit their bids to secure service contracts for the 14 areas in the Philippines offered by the government for oil and gas exploration.

4 energy projects classified ‘of national significance’

THREE hydroelectric power projects, including those of the Aboitiz group’s in north Luzon, and one wind farm have been certified as energy projects of national significance by the Department of Energy (DoE) this month.

DoE orders review of performance of electric cooperatives

THE Department of Energy (DoE) on Friday ordered the review of electric cooperatives’ (ECs) financial and technical performance and warned those that failed to deliver of the cancellation of their franchises.

Proposed solar farm in Sarangani gets CEPNS

A PROPOSED solar farm in Sarangani province has been added to the Department of Energy’s (DoE) list of energy projects of national significance, making it eligible to all the perks that come with the certification.

DoE: 300 fuel retailers start collecting new tax

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said on Monday a total of 268 retail stations of Petron Corp. had already imposed the excise and value-added taxes (VAT) under the second tranche of the tax reform law, while 32 Flying V stations implemented the higher tax.

DoE to require PSAs for ‘nationally significant’ projects

THE Department of Energy (DoE) will not issue certifications for energy projects of national significance (EPNS) if an applicant has no power supply agreement (PSA) in place, officials said.

DoE, business group agree to promote energy resiliency

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Disaster Resiliency Foundation, Inc. (PDRF) to promote energy resiliency.

Decision on CNOOC-Phoenix proposal out in 2 weeks — DoE

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it would issue within the next two weeks the outcome of its evaluation of the proposal of businessman Dennis A. Uy and China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), in a move that could result in the lone proponent so far of an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal receiving a “notice to proceed” with its project.