Philippines Energy Articles & Analysis

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Already a regional leader in terms of renewable energy, the Philippines is looking to stimulate a new wave of investment in the sector with the implementation of an incentive scheme, scheduled to be introduced in the first half of 2012. Although the government has already enacted legislation to boost the sector through the Renewable Energy Act of...

Long regarded as a challenging environment for investors due to the its often unpredictable political climate and its vast geography, the Philippines is nonetheless making significant strides in laying the foundations for a more stable and productive energy sector. The oil and gas sector has recently offered up more than two dozen new production...

Given its reliance on imports, how can the Philippines best shield itself from fluctuations in the price of oil and its derivatives?

Although economic headwinds have thrown international markets off course, the Philippine economy has managed to stay on a relatively even keel. Local authorities note that while GDP growth slowed in 2011 relative to 2010 due to weak external demand and government underspending, household 

Chapter | Mining from The Report: The Philippines 2012

Mining companies have flocked to these islands for years to take advantage of the country’s vast mineral resources. The Philippines ranks third in gold reserves, fourth in copper, and fifth in nickel worldwide. However, an upsurge in anti-mining and environmental awareness has contributed to a difficult regulatory environment, with some jurisdictions imposing local mining bans. Investment in the...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: The Philippines 2012

For a country surrounded by so many major oil and gas producers, the Philippines’ output is surprisingly low, suggesting that there are reserves waiting to be exploited. This may happen in the near future, with more than two dozen production blocks being put up for tender. Moreover, there are vast reserves waiting to be exploited in what the government dubs the West Philippine Sea, although these...