Tag: Philippines

Philippines domestic ethanol prices continue to rise to triple CIF price

Philippines domestic ethanol prices continue to rise to triple CIF price

April 1, 2020 |

In the Philippines, Platts reports that while ethanol prices in many other origins around the world are collapsing, ethanol prices in the Philippines rose more than 8% on the year during the first half of March to $1,280/cu m which was nearly 4% higher than during the last half of February. Domestic ethanol is typically […]

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Philippines CIF prices fall to record low of $407/cu m as US ethanol prices collapse

Philippines CIF prices fall to record low of $407/cu m as US ethanol prices collapse

March 18, 2020 |

In the Philippines, Platts reports that despite logistics challenges delaying ethanol deliveries to the country from the US, falling ethanol prices at origin are pushing down prices at destination to $407/cu m CIF Philippines, down $7/cu m in a single day to record lows. But even with record low prices, the Philippines is on lockdown […]

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Philippines domestic ethanol prices rise on stronger molasses prices

Philippines domestic ethanol prices rise on stronger molasses prices

March 12, 2020 |

In the Philippines, Platts reports that domestic ethanol prices have risen by $10 per metric ton to $1,210/cu m on the back of rising molasses prices that rose nearly 6% from January to February. Sugarcane prices also rose during the period but only 1.6%. Imports of US ethanol continue to face delays of around 10 […]

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Environmental activists against Philippine drive to boost coconut oil-based biodiesel

Environmental activists against Philippine drive to boost coconut oil-based biodiesel

February 26, 2020 |

In the Philippines, Earther is trying to paint coconut oil-based biodiesel with the same anti-environmental credentials Asian palm oil has gain in recent years, foreshadowing potentially devastating impacts if the country is successful in increasing demand for coco-diesel to help boost prices for farmers. Which the government looks to expanding blending of the fuel and […]

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Philippines researchers using native plant to make fabric for filtering toxic pollution

Philippines researchers using native plant to make fabric for filtering toxic pollution

December 10, 2019 |

In the Philippines, leading chemists from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) are recently using native products such as abaca to make fabrics that can deal with pollution by filtering toxic materials and other contaminants. The composite nonwoven fabric was developed from natural fibers such as abaca and are […]

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Philippines looking to unbundle biofuels and more from oil prices to reduce anti-competitive behavior

Philippines looking to unbundle biofuels and more from oil prices to reduce anti-competitive behavior

October 16, 2019 |

In the Philippines, the Department of Energy is seeking to crack down on anti-competitive behavior when it comes to fuel pricing nationwide, an issue it is looking at even more closely since the drone attacks on a Saudi oil facility in September. The proposed oil deregulation law would unbundle fuel prices so they are easier […]

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Philippine domestic ethanol price falls slightly during H2 September as feedstock prices ease

Philippine domestic ethanol price falls slightly during H2 September as feedstock prices ease

September 30, 2019 |

In the Philippines, Platts reports that even though the sugar industry isn’t currently crushing cane, molasses prices have fallen and therefore ethanol prices have fallen in line to $1,140/cu m during the first half of September, 1.57% lower than from H2 June. The price is nearly 6% higher on the year, however. Mills should begin […]

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Philippines’ Congress to investigate high molasses prices making ethanol uneconomical

Philippines’ Congress to investigate high molasses prices making ethanol uneconomical

August 1, 2019 |

In the Philippines, Business World reports that the shortage of molasses that has led to prices so high that ethanol production will soon become inviable due to oil companies refusing to pay top dollar for domestic ethanol despite the quota system requiring its purchase will now come under investigation by a Congressional committee following the […]

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Philippines Q4 quota down slightly but 2019 total domestic ethanol demand rises

Philippines Q4 quota down slightly but 2019 total domestic ethanol demand rises

July 22, 2019 |

In the Philippines, Reuters reports that the government has cut its quarterly ethanol quota by just over 2.5% for Q4 compared to Q3 at 88,800 cu m, which breaks down to 27,100 cu m for October, 31,000 cu m for November and 30,700 cu m for December in response to expected availability of domestic ethanol […]

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Philippines lawmakers looking to help ethanol industry import molasses for feedstock

Philippines lawmakers looking to help ethanol industry import molasses for feedstock

May 1, 2019 |

In the Philippines, legislators from both chambers are coming together in an effort to find a way to increase imports of molasses feedstock for ethanol producers in light of tight domestic supplies that risks making ethanol prices even more inviable than the typical 2:1 price differential with landed imported ethanol. The Sugar Regulatory Agency insists […]

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