And China continues to buy their way into Malaysia.
Dateline 2016-02-01, Oil & Gas News:
Shell has reached a conditional agreement with Malaysian Hengyuan International Limited (MHIL) for the sale of its 51% shareholding in the Shell Refining Company (SRC) in Malaysia for $66.3 million. It is MHIL’s intention for SRC to invest in the upgrades needed to meet the Euro 4M and Euro 5 requirements. The transaction is expected to complete in 2016, subject to obtaining regulatory approval.
Shell Malaysia Trading will ensure security of supply to its retail and commercial customers in Malaysia and honour other existing commitments through an existing comprehensive supply strategy that includes a long term offtake from Shell Refining Company.
The sale is consistent with Shell’s strategy to concentrate its global Downstream footprint and businesses where it can be most competitive. Malaysia continues to be an important country for Shell. Shell is the leading retail fuels and lubricants provider and continues to invest in growing these businesses in the country.