Cusi outlines Philippines LNG roadmap in Japan forum

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has outlined the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) roadmap to Japanese investors to encourage investments in the sector. Cusi, who is currently in Japan to attend the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2016, encouraged the international community to tighten partnerships in further developing and promoting the LNG industry, especially in the Philippines. “As…

First Gen eyes foreign partners for LNG terminal

FIRST GEN Corp. is offering up to 40% of its proposed $1-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Batangas City to prospective investors, the head of the Lopez-led company said on Thursday. “We are going through a partner selection process. We have very good names in the shortlist. We’re talking to Japanese and European…

DOE eyes creation of ‘energy city’

The Department of Energy plans to create an “energy city” in Batangas to be composed of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities. This will serve as a back up plan to whatever may happen with the Malampaya deepwater-to-gas project off Palawan. Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said on the sidelines of a Senate hearing Tuesday that…

DOE rolls out plan for LNG terminal

The Departmenty of Energy plans to spearhead the establishment of a liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal, whether the Malampaya deep water gas-to-power project gets extended or not, to ensure continued supply in the country. The DOE will put up a LNG terminal to ensure LNG supply in the country, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said in…

Meralco, Osaka Gas LNG joint venture to await FS completion

TALKS between Osaka Gas Co. Ltd. of Japan and the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) for a possible joint venture in a power project involving liquefied natural gas (LNG) would have to take a back seat pending results of their respective feasibility studies. Meralco President Oscar Reyes said the direction toward renewable energy, limited gas sources…

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…