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AP Renewables studies Mt. Apo steam potential


AP Renewables Inc., a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corp., is now studying the geothermal energy potential of two areas around Mt. Apo in power-starved Mindanao.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Energy-saving tips from DOE


The Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday urged consumers to start power-saving practices, as the country faces periods of tight energy supply and volatile power rates.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

In Mindanao, small plants seen to ease power crunch


RESIDENTS of electricity-starved Mindanao will benefit from every single power plant that can be brought online over the short term, including those with smaller generating capacities.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

New energy contracting round set for April


The 5th Philippine Energy Contracting Round (PECR) is finally on track for its April launch as the Department of Energy (DOE) finalizes the list of oil/gas and coal exploration areas that will be up for auction.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DOE taps experts to deal with power crisis


The Department of Energy has turned to engineers of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for help in dealing with the power crunch now crippling Mindanao.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

DOE shores up power supply in Luzon


The Department of Energy is determined to operate the Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal from March until August this year to help shore up supply in Luzon, which is expected to face “tight or thin” reserves during the summer months.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Shell, Eastern Petroleum raise pump prices at 6 a.m. Tuesday


Local oil companies have hiked prices of fuel products starting Tuesday, to reflect the increases in oil prices abroad.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DOE moves oil, coal contracting round to Q2


The Department of Energy (DOE) pushed back the 5th Philippine Energy Contracting Round (PECR) to April of 2014 to account for all energy blocks that are fit for contracting.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DOE warns of power supply tightening in May


Electricity consumers are advised to start adopting power saving practices as the country faces tightness in energy supply in certain periods of the year.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DOE updating PH energy plan for 2013-2030


The Department of Energy (DOE) is updating the Philippine Energy Plan and may release the final draft before the end of the year, said Director Jesus Tamang of the DOE-Energy Policy and Planning Bureau.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

LNG roadmap may come out in Q1


The initial report commissioned for the 25-year Philippine natural gas master plan has only just come out, but the Department of Energy (DOE) said the full roadmap to a local gas market could be completed early this year.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Power regulators blink


Amid the growing public anger over the record rise in electricity rates, government regulators on Saturday decided to set a lower price cap for electricity being traded on the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) while authorities are studying how to prevent power rates increases in the future.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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