Will states’ O&G ambition be in conflict with PDA?


Dateline 2017-11-21, The Edge:

UP until a few years ago, any state looking to set up its own dedicated oil and gas outfit — and aiming for a larger share of oil revenue from production activities, or any similar plan — would have hit a brick wall in the form of Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas). However, more recently, the situation has changed for various reasons.

In 2014, the Sabah government formed Sabah International Petroleum Sdn Bhd “as a special-purpose entity to support the state’s continuous development in the oil and gas sector and to further strengthen the Sabah government’s position in the oil and gas industry”.

And now, there is Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros), which will seek a larger share of oil revenue from production activities for Sarawak.

 

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