The project would be for a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) to import gas directly to a power plant in the country.
Phililppines Mining News
The Philippines is the world's No.2 nickel ore supplier after Indonesia, shipping the bulk of its output to top buyer China.
Duterte's government has also ordered a stop to small-scale mining operations working outside the country's mining co-operatives system, a decision that touches gold miners.
Copper concentrate was up 40% and gold was up 18% from 2012.