DOE welcomes the completion of two LNG facilities in the country

The Department of Energy (DOE) welcomes the completion of two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities in the country.  These facilities enable the importation of LNG into the country to support the continuous fuel supply of our gas-fired power plants.

The first importation of LNG was completed by Linseed Field Corporation and is now supplying natural gas to the Ilijan Natural Gas Power Plant. With the delivery of LNG, Ilijan is now supplying power to the grid beginning yesterday, 01 June 2023 and is expected to improve its contribution to the energy supply in the Luzon grid, especially in the coming months.

The LNG facility constructed by FGEN LNG Corporation (FGEN LNG) is also scheduling its first LNG cargo delivery window in the later part of this year. This will add to and secure the supply of natural gas for its power plants in Batangas. The DOE welcomes the partnership of FGEN and Prime Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (Prime Infra) on the lease and operation of FGEN LNG terminal.

All these developments are positive signals reflecting the continuous interest of the private sector in investing in critical infrastructures that will allow the country to import and utilize imported LNG and complement the available gas from the Malampaya reservoir to meet the country's growing energy demand.

Further, the entry of LNG as a new type of fuel into the energy mix increases diversity and security of our energy needs. It likewise provides the country with fuel and technology that allows flexibility in supporting the various grid demands from baseload to providing reliable mid-merit to peaking power supply.  This flexibility also enables our push to further develop intermittent renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind. ###