Philippines

Asia

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.

Asia

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.

Asia

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.

Asia

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.

Asia

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.

Australasia

Philippine San Miguel unit seeks $400 mln from banks to build power plant

Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp's energy subsidiary is borrowing $400 million from banks to finance the construction of a power plant north of the capital, IFR reported on Wednesday. SMC Global Power Holdings Corp mandated DBS Bank, Mizuho Bank and Standard Chartered for a $400 million, seven-year loan for the construction of a 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Bataan province, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication.

Oil & Gas

Otto Energy extends Hawkeye contract in Philippines

Otto Energy has been granted an extension by the Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) for drilling of the Hawkeye-1 well in the Palawan Basin. The company said it will continue its farm-out process to secure quality joint ventures to participate in the drilling of the Hawkeye-1 exploration well. It had previously been in a farm-out agreement with BHP Billiton, with the deal ending earlier this year.