Moreover, PNOC-EC president Gemiliano Lopez Jr. said the firm plans to build another daughter station this year at the Philippine Ports Authority in Batangas to provide compressed natural gas to 200 buses. It will be constructed after the purchase of new CNG technology, published the web site of the newspaper Business Mirror. In turn, PNOC-EC vice president Joseph Omar Castillo added it would take about six to nine months to complete the process of transition to start operations at natural gas daughter facility.
The three deals rectify the contract between the government and the Malampaya consortium to extend NGVPPT trial phase to 2018, and allow PNOC-EC to manage CNG prices and facilities.
These actions will encourage the NGVPPT, which aims to roll out 200 CNG buses plying the Batangas-Manila route and to have at least 10 CNG stations to serve that fleet.
Currently there are about 34 CNG buses operating and only one refueling station along Mamplasan operating by Shell, reported Business World of Manila.