Malampaya restricts supply of natural gas

The Energy Department said Friday the Malampaya gas field in northwest Palawan operated by Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. is restricting supply to natural gas-fired power plants to normalize pressure in the pipeline. 

“The high level of coal-fired power plant outages in the past couple of months contributed to the continuous operations of natural gas-fired power plants, increasing demand for Malampaya gas,” the department said in a statement.

The situation has drastically reduced landing pressure in the 504-kilometer line pack from the off-shore gas supply facility in Palawan to the Batangas on-shore facility. The Malampaya gas supply restrictions have resulted in up to 520 megawatts of restricted capacity. 

The Malampaya  project supplies to natural gas to power plants in Batangas with a combined capacity of 3,000 MW.

Topics: Department of Energy , Malampaya gas field , northwest Palawan , Shell Philippines Exploration B.V.
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