The Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corporation (PNOC-EC) is planning to commence the operations of its proposed compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Batangas and Laguna by July 2013. The construction of these stations is likely to begin in March 2013. Recently, PNOC-EC invited bids for the civil works and the equipment package for the modular CNG stations in Batangas and Laguna.