Beijing harasses Petronas and Shell off Malaysia


Dateline 2020-04-24, Energy Voice:

A four-month long standoff over oil and gas operations in the South China Sea is intensifying between Malaysian, Chinese, and Vietnamese ships, though all three governments have managed to keep it out of the public eye, until very recently.

At issue are two oil and gas fields that Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas is exploring on the extended continental shelf claimed by both Kuala Lumpur and Hanoi. In mid-April, the face off drew in US and Australian war ships, heightening tensions in the area, where IOCs, such as Shell, also have stakes in oil and gas projects.

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