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Malampaya: When the gas runs out will Luzon have power?
« on: July 31, 2017, 09:41:56 AM »
Malampaya: When the gas runs out will Luzon have power?
By Kristine de Guzman, CNN Philippines
Updated 18:32 PM PHT Sat, June 27, 2015

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2015/06/26/Malampaya-When-the-gas-runs-out-will-Luzon-have-power.html

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) – The Malampaya Natural Gas Facility supplies fuel to three major power plants in Luzon.

These plants provide 40-percent of the island's energy requirement.

But Malampaya's lifespan is projected to end in less than a decade.

The facility is expected to produce less fuel in its remaining year. So to help maximize its output, Malampaya operator Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. installed another platform to help pump gas from under the ocean.

Albert Emas, Shell offshore installation manager, says: "It's like, let's say, a water jug: Every time you get water from the water jug, di ba, it declines. So pero there's a certain limit or level na you would be concerned about na oops, masyado na mababa yung level ng jug ko."

The Malampaya facility only has nine years left before it runs out of natural gas.

The government is now finding other sources of fuel within the country's territory to sustain the production of three power plants relying on Malampaya.

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Re: Malampaya: When the gas runs out will Luzon have power?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 08:30:27 PM »
From the thread: Malampaya Deepwater Gas-to-Power project

Find new energy sources to replace Malampaya | Manila Times - September 19, 2016
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THE Department of Energy (DOE) should fast-track the development of new indigenous energy sources to ensure a stable long-term energy supply for the country given the inevitable closure of the Malampaya gas facility, Senate energy committee chairman Sherwin Gatchalian said on Monday.

The Malampaya gas facility is set to close when its service contract expires in 2024.

It is operated by a consortium composed of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. as operator with a 45 percent stake, Chevron Malampaya LLC also with a 45 percent stake, and PNOC Exploration Corp. with 10 percent.

The consortium owns Service Contract 38, which covers the Malampaya gas field located in the West Philippine Sea northwest of Palawan. The consortium had requested an extension of the contract with the previous administration.

Gatchalian noted that even if the government decides to extend the life of the Malampaya contract, the gas field is projected to be completely depleted by 2030.

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Gatchalian pointed out that Malampaya is currently responsible for approximately 2,700 megawatts (MW) of installed energy generating capacity.

I-Witness” documentary “Malampaya: Islang Bakal.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk9LgtNoo3s&feature=youtu.be

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see also: Time to restart West Philippine Sea gas, oil hunts
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Re: Malampaya: When the gas runs out will Luzon have power?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 04:10:44 PM »
We've found a replacement that will last us another 19 years

From: https://www.facebook.com/sunstarcebu/photos/a.162049727175929.30546.162005507180351/1675290465851840/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

The forum's extension: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/1669922973093543/

President Rodrigo Duterte dials the valve of one of the Polyard wells and the pipe (left side) lights up which signals fuel is coming out. The oilfield is located in Alegria, Cebu. Photo by Arni Aclao.