Oil firms set biggest increase in fuel prices

Ben O. de Vera, Karl R. Ocampo, Krixia Subingsubing, Leila B. Salaverria 03/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Local pump prices of gasoline and other petroleum products are rising at a pace never seen before and the Department of Energy (DOE) has warned consumers to brace for bigger increases. The DOE on…

DOE: LPG prices likely to reach P1,300 if global oil prices continue to rise

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 03/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the country may spike up to P119.53 per liter—or around P1,314 per 11 kilogram cylinder—if international fuel prices keep on increasing, the Department of Energy (DOE) said…

Brace for oil price hike anew next week — DOE

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The public should brace for another significant rise in oil prices next week, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oil Industry Management Bureau said Saturday. Rino Abad, Oil Industry Management Bureau director, said the average…

Fuel subsidy set for agrisector; P3 price hike seen

Dempsey Reyes, Julie M. Aurelio, Karl R. Ocampo 03/05/2022

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is preparing to distribute P500 million in fuel subsidy to farmers and fishers as part of measures to ease the impact of rising oil prices amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The DA…

CIDG closes Cordova gas station for operating sans COC

Futch Anthony Inso 02/02/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Criminal Investigation Detection Group (CIDG) Lapu-Lapu City field unit has stopped the operation of a gasoline station in Barangay Poblacion, Cordova town on Tuesday evening after it operated without a certificate of…

DOE-7 reminds authorized refilling plants not to engage in illegal trade 

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 01/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The regional director of the Department of Energy in Central Visayas is reminding owners of authorized refilling plants on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, to comply with the requirements in refilling canisters.  Attorney Mark…

No disconnection for lifeline customers

PR 02/09/2021

Visayan Electric will not implement disconnections on lifeline customers until March 31, 2021. This, after the Department of Energy, in a memorandum dated February 5, 2021 signed by Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, asked distribution utilities not…

AboitizPower ER 1-94 benefits give Cebu LGUs boost in pandemic response

PR 09/30/2020

AboitizPower’s direct remittances to various Cebu local governments and barangays have reached P40.6 million as of end-September, not only providing more funds for development but also a much-needed boost in their respective pandemic responses. Through the Department…

Power consumption in Visayas grid declines

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The power consumption in the Visayas experienced a decline Friday last week when compared to that of January 29, around two months ago, according to a press release from the Department of Energy-Visayas…

LGUs urged to implement own energy efficiency, conservation plan

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/27/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) would have to reduce their energy consumption to comply with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act. The Republic Act 11285 requires LGUs to implement their own local energy efficiency…

DOE highlights role of transport sector in reducing oil consumption

Irene Sino-Cruz 09/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Energy (DOE) projects that the transport sector would contribute 70% of the total reduction in oil consumption by 2040. This was revealed by Michael Sinocruz, chief of DOE Energy Policy and…

Switch off for Earth Hour: Are you up for the challenge?

Joanne Benedicto 03/24/2018

It is almost time for ‘Earth Hour,’ an annual global movement launched in 2007 wherein people switch off their lights and other electrical appliances and gadgets for an hour in support of the fight against climate change.…

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