Dateline 2017-02-03, Daily Express:
A second ammonia plant will be built at the Sipitang Oil and Gas Industrial Park (SOGIP) as part of the oil and gas industry’s development in Sabah this year.
Disclosing this, Deputy Chief Minister-cum-Industrial Development Minister Datuk Seri Raymond Tan said the project will see Sabah venturing into the natural gas downstream industry and would cost more than the existing Sabah Ammonia Urea Project (Samur) in Siptang.
“Sabah is looking into developing the oil and gas industry as another prospective area to be ventured into like engaging in natural gas development instead of selling our ample natural gas without value adding.
“What Samur does is turn the natural gas into solid substance like fertilisers and the project is worth about RM6 billion.
“Hence, for this year, Sabah will be venturing into another project which is a different one because Sabah will have a bigger share in setting up the second ammonia plant with the cost being more than RM6 billion,” he said at a Chinese New Year luncheon, Thursday.