Expanded Bat-Man sole energy project in PPP pipeline

A Single energy project is expected under the public-private partnership (PPP) program, which is an expanded version of the earlier Batangas-Manila Natural Gas Pipeline project, the PPP Center’s top official said.

The Bat-Man project is still being processed under the PPP program, PPP Center executive director Ferdinand Pecson said in an interview on the sidelines of the Global Investment Forum.

“For now, coming from the DOE, there is one energy-related project. It’s not about power generation, it’s about transmission of natural gas,” he said.

The Department of Energy (DOE) previously said it is looking at other options in getting the project off the ground.

But in the recent sit-down between the PPP Center and DOE, Pecson said the DOE is revising the scope of the original P10.528-billion Bat-Man project, which will include not only the pipeline but also the regassification facility for natural gas.

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