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Shell takes Malampaya tax dispute vs PH to int'l arbitration body

Jul 22, 2016 - 1:58 PM

Shell Philippines Exploration BV has raised its tax dispute with the Philippine government before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

SECOND TIME. Shell in September last year decided to file an arbitration case with the Singapore International Arbitration Center over the Malampaya tax dispute

AboitizPower unit taps P3.7B loan for solar energy project

Dec 11, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Loan proceeds will be used for SACASUN s 59MW solar photovoltaic power generation facility in San Carlos City Negros Occidental

DEAL. AboitizPower and SunEdison’s join together for their first solar power project since they struck a deal in November 2014 to explore, develop, construct, and operate up to 300 MW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic power generation projects in the Philippines over the next 3 years.

Malampaya kicks off gas production from new platform

Oct 05, 2015 - 8:35 PM

The first Filipino designed and built offshore platform will help maintain the level of gas production to fulfill existing gas sales agreements

Luzon spared from power outages due to Malampaya glitches

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:43 PM

Power reserves on Thursday June 18 are well above the ideal buffer but gas restrictions are still affecting power plants the energy department says

Luzon on yellow alert as Malampaya reduces supply

Jun 17, 2015 - 3:50 PM

This is the second time this week that Luzon is under yellow alert as the Malampaya platform encounters an ‘undisclosed technical problem’

Aquino invites Japan companies to bid for PH infra projects

Jun 04, 2015 - 11:26 PM

The Philippines as an investment destination is more attractive today than at any other point in our history President Aquino says

(TOKYO, Japan) President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his keynote speech during the Philippine Investment Forum organized by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan-Philippines Economic Cooperation Committee – Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JPECC-JCCI), Philippines Society of Japan (PSJ) and ASEAN-Japan Center (AJC) at the Tsuru West Room, Banquet Floor of the Hotel New Otani for his State Visit in Japan on Thursday (June 04, 2015). (Photo by Robert Vinas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Malampaya contractors, not DOE, should appeal COA ruling

May 11, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla also says that if state auditors will order his department to collect the P53 14B taxes from the contractors the agency has no choice but to comply

Malampaya shutdown starts March 15

Mar 05, 2015 - 1:49 PM

The Luzon grid is dependent on Malampaya thus the looming power shortage But the firm behind it says it would do its best to complete maintenance work ahead of the 30 day shutdown

How sustainable are solar power aid projects in the PH?

Sep 03, 2014 - 1:19 PM

Once installed solar panels bring joy and relief to beneficiaries But after the photo ops do they last?

FINALLY, POWER. A boy looks up at a lightbulb powered by a solar panel installed in his home in Tanauan, Leyte. Photo by Nim Gonzales

DOE pushes for agreement to continue Malampaya oil drilling

Feb 16, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Energy Sec Jericho Petilla said the negotiations on the compromise agreement are “moving” but the date of signing cannot yet be determined

The Malampaya Oil Platform. Photo from Sembcorp Marine www.sembcorpmarine.com.sg

DOE approves wind power project in Aklan

Jun 04, 2013 - 7:10 PM

The Energy department okays PetroGreen Energy Corp s 50 MW Nabas Wind Project in Aklan

WIND POWER. The Department of Energy (DOE) approves PetroGreen Energy Corp.'s (PGEC) 50 MW Nabas Wind Project in Aklan. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler

MVP taking 'baby steps' in Vietnam power investment

Nov 01, 2012 - 9:56 AM

Businessman Manuel V Pangilinan is only open to acquiring a minority stake in a Vietnam based power firm for now

'BABY STEPS'. Metro Pacific Investments Corp chair Manuel V. Pangilinan says his group will be modest in its planned investment in Vietnam's power industry

Gov't wants more from mining

Mar 08, 2012 - 8:34 AM

Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima wants the government to get a bigger share of profits from mining operations in the country