New DOE chief eyes conversion of BNPP into main LNG terminal

The mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) can be converted into the country’s main hub for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, according to newly-appointed Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

The 30-year-old BNPP is being maintained by government at an annual cost of P40 million, which would need a review to determine if “it is still relevant” to do so, Cusi said in his first media briefing yesterday.

He said nuclear energy as power resource could be an option for the country’s power woes but not through the Bataan nuclear facility.

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