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Chapter | Energy from The Report: The Philippines 2017

With the power segment poised to rebound while the oil and gas segment struggles to keep pace with surging demand, the Philippine energy sector is very much in flux. However, years of significant investment in power are now beginning to bear fruit, with thousands of megawatts of new capacity slated to come on-line over the next decade. The arrival of this new electricity supply, in the form of...

Despite gloomy global trade forecasts, the Philippines’ strong macroeconomic fundamentals, competitive geographical and labour force advantages, and rising domestic consumption bode well for future trade and investment.

 

Saddled with a legacy of heavy dependence on foreign oil to meet its primary energy needs, the Philippines has a long history of developing alternatives to serve as import substitution so as to counter the escalating cost of energy. In the past these efforts have included demand reduction through increased efficiency, adding greater incentives...

 

How will Mindanao bridge its power shortages, and will additional capacity meet new demands?

 

How can the power requirements needed to complement growth in the Visayas region be obtained, and how can you attract more investor interest?

 

The 1991 discovery of the Malampaya gas field by Shell Philippines Exploration and the subsequent monetisation of the prospect is arguably the single most important energy play ever developed in the Philippines, and remains the largest active hydrocarbons play today. The natural gas reservoir single-handedly boosted the country’s natural gas...