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Downstream Natural Gas

The birth of the Philippine natural gas industry brings the country closer to its goal of harnessing environment friendly fuels to ensure a stable, diverse and secure energy supply. However, the growth of this industry is anchored on the development of additional gas-generated capacity, other non-power applications and the necessary infrastructure that is to bring the natural gas to its potential markets. The infrastructure includes the appropriate pipeline transmission and distribution networks, LNG terminals and facilities, gas refilling stations for CNG-run vehicles and ancillary facilities.

In the absence of the law for the natural gas sector, the stage for the industry’s development has been set with the preparation of a gas policy framework, industry rules and regulations. A clear and concise policies, objectives, programs and strategies formulated by the DOE, together with the critical cooperation and participation of the private sector, development  of a natural gas industry is ensured.

While there is still much to be done, the DOE will be at the forefront of efforts to rally the participants in this new industry to success.


Additional Requirements for all types of permit (as Applicable)

1. Feasibility Study of the Project

2. Geological survey and study area (land,soil,rock formations, above ground,underground, undersea, seafloor,water) where the infrastructure for the project will be erected.

3. Atmospheric survey and study of the area (weather system, typhoon paths.

4. Zoning/Locational Clearance and/or Certificate of approved Land Use Conversion if proposed site is not within an industrial or commercial zone 

5. Baranggay Business Clearance 

6. Mayor's Business Permit 

7. Building Permit 

8. Mechanical Permit

9. Sanitary/Plumbing Permit

10. Electrical Permit

11. Fire Safety Inspection Certificate from the bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)

12. National Water Regulatory Board Permit , if applicable.

13. System Handover Manual

14. Health, Safety, Security, Environment (HSSE) Plan

15. Emergency Response Procedure/Safety amd Emergency Manual

16. Operation and Maintenace Manual 

17. Fire and Gas Electrical Checklist Manual

18. Certification of Personnel Training Conducted including results of competency assessment.

19. Certificate of calibration of All Metered Units

20. Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection

21. Certificate of Occupancy 

22. Insurance Coverage of the project (certified true copy). It should comply with and satisfy the health, safety , security, and environment (HSSE ) Plan, the immediate locality and its people near the facility should be covered and protected by the insurance.