Analysis: Malaysia regime change heralds risks for Southeast Asian oil and gas


Dateline 2018-05-11, Platts:

The surprise outcome of Malaysia’s historic 2018 elections has elevated risks for the oil and gas sector in Southeast Asia, stemming from the winning coalition’s stance on fuel subsidies, its position on Chinese business investment and potential interference in the working of Petronas — one of the largest national oil companies in the region.

Malaysia is currently the world’s third-largest exporter of LNG, having been displaced by Australia from second place in 2017, and the second-largest oil and natural gas producer in Southeast Asia after Indonesia.

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