Dateline 2019-08-15, Daily Express:
Production from natural gas fields mostly off East Malaysia and the East Coast of West Malaysia is boosting the country’s GDP into the second quarter of 2019.
Stronger mining output came mainly from higher natural gas production which rose 13pc year-on-year in June, 2019, being the end point of the first quarter of 2019 (+7.6pc year-on-year in May).
This compensated for the poor output in crude oil which dropped -3.7pc year-on-year in June, (-2pc year-on-year in May).
Natural gas output has been in the positive since March while mining crude oil production has been in the negative growth trajectory since January 2019.