Oil companies have announced an oil price hike that will take effect on Tuesday (December 15).
In separate advisories, Shell, Clean Fuel, and Petro Gazz announced that they will increase their gas prices by P0.50 per liter and P0.60 per liter for diesel.
Meanwhile, Shell will also up their Kerosene prices by P0.55.
Shell and Petro Gazz will implement the price hike at 6:00 a.m., while Clean Fuel will implement the price hike at 4:00 p.m.
The Department of Energy (DOE) report said gasoline prices have increased by P3.47 per liter as of December 1. Diesel prices, on the other hand, increased by P7.76 per liter and kerosene prices went up by P11.19. —AAC
According to the agency’s report on Thursday (November 12) evening, 30 out of 44 affected transmission lines have been restored.
Meanwhile, the remaining lines are undergoing restoration.
The agency is currently conducting aerial and foot patrols to assess the extent of the damage to its facilities and simultaneously conducting restoration activities in areas that are already accessible.
Widespread disruption of electrical power has been reported in the Bicol Region after the onslaught of Typhoon Quinta, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said Monday.
In an update posted on Twitter, the NGCP said that as of 6 a.m., areas of Sorsogon and Camarines Sur are still without power while supply in Quezon, Albay and Batangas areas have been partially restored.
Power supply in Laguna and Camarines Norte, on the other hand, have returned to normal.
The agency said the loss of power may be caused by transmission facilities or distribution facilities of local distribution utilities or electric cooperatives affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Quinta.
The agency added that transmission services may be 100 percent restored but energization may not be implemented due to unrestored distribution systems.
“Inspection and restoration of lines in the affected areas will be in full swing as soon as the weather allows,” the NGCP said.
“Please contact your local electric cooperative or distribution utility for updates on distribution system restoration and specific areas affected by the power interruptions, unless the outage affects the entire franchise area,” it added.
The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Region 5 earlier reported damage and flooding in parts of the region due to heavy rains and strong winds brought about by Typhoon Quinta.
In an initial report, the OCD said around 8,030 families or 24,736 individuals were displaced by the storm and are currently staying in evacuation centers.
Twelve fishermen were also reported missing in Catanduanes.
The local government said the distribution of food packs is ongoing in evacuation centers as it monitors the health and safety of evacuees to avoid possible infection of coronavirus disease inside the crowded shelters. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Bryan Baldaraje)
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