“So we expect to complete that sometime in the next six weeks. And then hopefully, by October this year, you will see a new daughter station in Batangas running on CNG,” Energy Undersecretary Jose M. Layug revealed, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
PNOC-EC plans to invest P400 million (over USD 9 million) to set up the additional CNG station in Batangas and another set of mother and daughter natural gas facilities by 2012. It is expected that the next station to be built by the company will be probably established in Pasay City.
The national Department of Energy (DoE), which has been promoting the implementation of CNG in order to reduce carbon footprint and oil supply, forecasts that the number of buses powered by compressed natural gas will be increased up to 1,000 units within a three-year period.
Recently, the DoE made efforts to introduce this fuel in jeepneys’ drive systems.