Philippines Energy Articles & Analysis

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Strong, sustained economic growth along with a corresponding rise in consumption and increasing industrial aspirations continue to drive energy demand to new levels across the Philippines, even as local primary energy resources become more difficult to develop. Domestic oil and gas production remains spotty, with very little progress being...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: The Philippines 2016

Strong economic growth and a rise in energy demand have exerted pressure on the Philippines’ energy sector in recent years. With large, easily accessible oil and gas discoveries long since picked over, a continued decline in petroleum production has encouraged a heavy reliance on imports. As the country shifts its energy priorities away from crude oil and towards natural gas, the Department of...

A series of reforms initiated by the administration of President Benigno Aquino III in the last few years have boosted spending on infrastructure and opened key industries to outside investors. The reforms prompted a series of upgrades to the Philippines’ credit ratings and echo initiatives taken in the region as it embarks on greater integration through the ASEAN Economic Community.

Strong economic growth and a rise in energy demand have exerted pressure on the Philippines’ energy sector in recent years. With large, easily accessible oil and gas discoveries long since picked over, a continued decline in petroleum production has encouraged a heavy reliance on imports. The substantial reserves in the Malampaya gas fields have...

To what extent will the award of the feed-in-tariff (FIT) encourage investment in renewable energy?

Forces coalesced in 2014 to grant the Philippines’ renewable energy industry its most productive year to date. Spurred on by mounting concerns over the looming energy shortfall, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has opened the sector to investment by boosting the renewable capacity approved for the renewable energy incentive scheme ten-fold in...