Nagtakda na ang Senado ng pagdinig hinggil sa mga hakbang na gagawin ng Department of Energy (DOE) bilang tugon sa posibleng epekto sa Pilipinas ng nakaraang drone attack sa pasilidad ng langis sa Saudi Arabia.

Ayon kay Senate Committee on Energy chairman Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, kritikal para sa Pilipinas ang sitwasyon dahil tiyak na makakaapekto sa presyo ng pamasahe at kuryente kung magtutuloy-tuloy ang tensyon sa Gitnang Silangan.

“This attack on Saudi ARAMCO and the brewing conflict in the region raises concerns on the availability of supply and its effect on oil prices in the Philippines, specifically on the transportation and power generation sectors,” ani Gatchalian.

“The DOE, as the primary agency in charge of planning and implementation of comprehensive programs for the supply of energy, needs to inform the Filipino public about the effects of the Saudi ARAMCO attack on oil supply and prices in the Philippines.”

Naka-schedule sa Lunes ang pagdinig ng komite kung saan inaasahang ilalatag ng Energy officials ang plano nito para mapanatili ang supply ng enerhiya sa bansa.

“The DOE needs to state its short- and medium- term plans and strategies to ensure continuous and sufficient supply and reasonable prices amidst strains in the Middle East, as well as its long-term plans and strategies to achieve energy security in order to prevent vulnerability to supply shocks and insulate consumers from unexpected shortages and sharp price increases.”