Philippines government wants public transport to use Autogas

The Department of Energy (DOE) of Philippines has stepped up efforts to convince public transport to use LPG as vehicle fuel. During the second Western Visayas Auto-LPG Technical Working Group meeting, organised by the DOE-Visayas Field Office (VFO), Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the department must establish the necessary framework, policies, rules, and guidelines to ensure the safe and effective adoption of Autogas not only in Metro Manila, but nationwide.

“We continue to explore the viability of LPG as a transport fuel option in line with our efforts to help seek affordable and environment-friendly fuel alternatives to public transportation groups,” Cusi commented.

DOE VFO Director Jose Rey Maleza emphasised the need for the group to come up with ways to boost the use of Autogas in the region of Western Visayas.

DOE VFO Energy Resource Development and Utilisation Division Chief Lourdes Arciaga also recommended the inclusion of the fast-tracking of the training and certification of the region’s Autogas technicians in the working group’s plan.

The group members include representatives from the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Energy Management Bureau (EMB), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). For more information, please check this link.

6 November 2019