Japanse & Filipino firms start 1 Billion liquefied natural gas terminal project

Japanse & Filipino firms start 1 Billion liquefied natural gas terminal project

The Philippines is gearing up for another historic first.
partner Japanese company- Tokyo Gas Co Ltd and its local partner First Gen Corp broke ground on their $1 billion (P52.3 billion) liquefied natural gas terminal project in Batangas City.
FGEN LNG Corp's LNG Terminal project is "construction ready" following significant pre-development work, the company said in a statement. 

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Once fully operational, the project will allow the importation of liquefied natural gas, ensuring a stable supply even after the Malampaya gas supply is depleted, the company said. 
"Our power needs are still growing…But also the needs of the world. Because of climate change, it also means we have to go to cleaner fuels and we think natural gas is really the way to go," First Gen CEO and chairman Federico Lopez. 
As compared to what coal-sourced fuel emit per kilowatt hour,in terms of carbon emissions from natural gas are half that of the former

The partners led the Japanese ceremony "Kagami Biraki,"performed to mark "the beginning of something new," 
“We consider that the holding of a Kagami Biraki ceremony is an appropriate way for First Gen and Tokyo Gas to celebrate our collaboration, the completion of the significant pre-development work, and the commencement of the next phase of the development of the project,” Lopez said. 
Project completion target was set to be in 2024.

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