The program is envisioned to enhance energy supply security in the transport sector through the diversification using indigenous natural gas
The government of Philippines launches implementing natural gas vehicle program according to its policy to develop the country?s local energy resources.
President Arroyo said that the Malampaya Gas-to-Power Project represents the beginning of the natural gas industry in the Philippines with three gas-fired power plants with a total installed capacity of 2,760 MW.
The President also said that apart from its application in the power sector, natural gas may be used as fuel for vehicles in the transport sector and as a source of energy in the industrial and commercial sectors.
The launching of the Natural Gas Vehicle Program for public transport encourages active participation of the private sector to provide the necessary support, logistics, and infrastructure.
The program is also envisioned to enhance energy supply security in the transport sector through the diversification using indigenous natural gas, which is a clean burning alternative fuel and can provide a solution to the pressing environmental problems in urban areas.