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China, Philippines Eyeing Joint Offshore Oil Projects

Oct 16, 2020

The Philippines energy secretary said on Friday the government's decision to lift a six-year-old moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea was a unilateral move, as China said it hoped the nations could work together on projects.Alfonso Cusi also told a media briefing the move will not affect a memorandum of understanding between the two countries on a possible joint development in the disputed waters…

Total, Jadestone Relinquish SC56 Offshore Block in The Philippines

Nov 18, 2020

Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas firm Jadestone Energy on Wednesday announced the voluntary relinquishment and termination of Service Contract 56 ('SC56'), offshore the Philippines. Oil and gas giant Total, the operator of the block, also relinquished its interest…

Philippines Says No to New Coal Projects. Puts Focus on Gas

Nov 04, 2020

The Philippines has stopped accepting new proposals for coal-based power projects to encourage investment in other energy sources like natural gas and renewables, the government's energy chief said on Wednesday.The moratorium on endorsements…

PNOC, CNOOC to Start Offshore Exploration Venture by 2021

Oct 20, 2020

The president of the exploration arm of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) said on Tuesday the company aimed to start an energy exploration venture with China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) in the South China Sea by 2021.PNOC was…

The Philippines: Duterte Lifts Offshore Drilling Moratorium

Oct 16, 2020

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the moratorium on petroleum exploration in the South China Sea, paving the way for three projects to resume, including a possible joint venture with China.Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said on…

The Philippines: Shell Looking to Sell Malampaya Stake

Sep 24, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is looking to sell its 45% stake in the Malampaya gas-to-power project in the Philippines, a key power source for the country's main island of Luzon, its local unit said on Thursday.'As part of an ongoing portfolio rationalization…

Shell to Shut Down Philippine Refinery and Turn It into Import Terminal

Aug 13, 2020

The Philippine unit of Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday it will permanently shut one of the country's two oil refineries, blaming a pandemic-led slump in margins, with other regional closures likely to follow, according to analysts.Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp said its 110…

Philippines: Shell's Hydrogen Project Resumes as Covid-19 Restrictions Eased

Jun 17, 2020

Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp said on Wednesday it has resumed construction of an integrated hydrogen manufacturing facility at its Tabangao refinery in the Philippines, after being hampered by the coronavirus lockdown.Restrictions on movement…

Philippines' Duterte Hikes Tariffs on Imported Oil

May 04, 2020

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday temporarily increased tariffs on imported crude oil and refined petroleum products to fund measures aimed at mitigating the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.In an executive order, Duterte…

Chevron Wraps Sale of Malampaya Field Stake

Mar 13, 2020

U.S. oil major Chevron has completed the exit from the Shell-operated Malampaya gas project offshore the Philippines with the sale of its 45% non-operating interest in the field to Udenna Corporation. The sale deal was signed in October 2019…

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