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Philippines

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Bleak outlook for Philippines upstream as Malampaya disappoints

Natural declines and underinvestment in new exploration has left Philippine oil and gas production in freefall posing significant risks to future energy security. The risk is particularly acute given how reliant the Southeast Asian nation is on oil and gas for power generation, industrial processes and transportation, warn analysts at Fitch Solutions. But interest from investors has been rekindled.

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McDermotts’ CB&I wins more Philippines LNG work

McDermott International’s CB&I Storage Solutions will provide the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work for a second storage tank at Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company’s (AG&P’s) liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and regasification terminal in the Philippines.

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LNG to power investors in the Philippines risk exposure to $14bn in stranded assets

The race to develop liquified natural gas (LNG) import facilities in the Philippines has gone from a marathon to a sprint but potential LNG investors must proceed at their own risk, due to high regulatory and financial uncertainty, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

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Shell’s Malampaya exit bodes well for the Philippines

Philippine tycoon Dennis Uy's Udenna conglomerate struck a deal worth up to $460 million to buy a gas exploration and development company from Shell last week. The deal, which attracted a premium valuation and boosts Udenna’s share in the Malampaya gas field to 90%, is positive for both the Philippines and Shell.

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Philippines approves another LNG-to-power scheme

The Philippines has approved yet another proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power scheme as the country faces a looming gas supply crunch. The latest award, to Vires Energy, underscores the department of energy’s (DOE’s) lack of strategy for LNG imports in the power-hungry Southeast Asia nation.

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McDermott wins Philippines LNG work

McDermott International’s CB&I Storage Solutions will provide the engineering, procurement and construction work for storage tanks at Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company’s (AG&P’s) liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and regasification terminal in the Philippines.

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Politics muddy the race for first LNG in the Philippines

The Philippines this week approved yet another proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import scheme as the country faces a looming gas supply crunch. However, the latest award, to AG&P, underscores the department of energy’s (DOE’s) lack of strategy for LNG imports in the power-hungry Southeast Asia nation.

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Philippine tycoons jostle for Shell’s Malampaya stake

Philippine business tycoons are eager to buy Shell’s stake in the deep-water Malampaya project. However, any potential suitors for the 45% interest, valued at between $250 million and $300 million by analysts at Rystad Energy, will need to bring strong technical skills to eek more gas out of the aging field.

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Philippines pushing for upstream renaissance

Law makers in the Philippines are seeking to refocus the Philippine National Oil Company’s (PNOC’s) investment mandate towards exploration and production ventures. The move is part of an effort to revive the Southeast Asian nation’s ailing upstream sector and attract new investment as its energy security situation continues to deteriorate.