Minister says updating data on petrol subsidy for eligible Malaysians

September 16, 2019

Dateline 2019-08-09, Malay Mail:

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs is updating data on recipients of the petrol subsidy programme from the lower-income group (B40) to ensure that only those who are eligible receive such assistance.

The Minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, said a good data is when no recipients who are eligible are left out.

“We need to be clear who the target recipients are and the criteria required to qualify for the aid. All these must be developed and the target recipients must be identified,” he told reporters at a credential-presentation ceremony for Sabah and Labuan Parliamentary Consumerism Coordinators here, yesterday.


New alliance to expand floating PV in Southeast Asia

September 15, 2019

Yeah, baby.

Dateline 2019-08-08, PV Magazine:

Pestech International Bhd, a power system engineering and technical solutions provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese inverter manufacturer Sungrow to jointly develop floating PV solutions, according to a filing with the Malaysian stock exchange.

“The parties intend to explore the possibility of complementing each other’s core competencies, technical capabilities and references to cooperate jointly on exploring floating solar system solution, localization of parts and other possible co-operations in Southeast Asia,” the filing reads.

They also plan to use their respective networks to develop floating PV plants, Pestech added. “If the parties agree to jointly bid for a project, the parties shall further discuss to agree on the type of co-operation,” it said.

IPC updates infill well campaign offshore Malaysia

September 14, 2019

Dateline 2019-08-06, Offshore:

International Petroleum Corp. has issued a progress report on the current third phase of infill drilling on the Bertam field offshore Peninsular Malaysia, which started in June.

So far two infill landing pilots have been completed with results in the A-15 area above expectations, but worse than anticipated in the A-14 area.


Growing opportunities for O&G companies in new energy space

September 13, 2019

Dateline 2019-08-02, Malaysian Reserve:

THE worldwide push towards a sustainable and greener future is creating new growth opportunities for Malaysian oil and gas (O&G) companies looking to tap into new and diversified income streams.

Malaysia’s pledge to reduce its carbon emissions and increase its renewable energy (RE) mix in the not-too-distant future is carving out new economic opportunities for local players.

The O&G sector is among industries showing tentative, but nascent signs of growth in the new energy space as a means to tap into new markets, while diversifying its revenue base.


First oil flows from St Joseph infill campaign offshore Sabah

September 12, 2019

Dateline 2019-07-24, Offshore:

Hibiscus Petroleum has drilled and completed SJ‐105A, the first of three wells for the St Joseph infill drilling project in the North Sabah enhanced oil recovery PSC offshore Malaysia.

The SJ‐105A wellbore was drilled as a horizontal well comprising around 2,400 ft (731 m) of horizontal section which encountered 1,000 ft (305 m) of oil in the targeted reservoirs.

New policy soon to boost solar PV adoption

September 11, 2019

Yes, promote rooftop solar PV. Even better, redesign our roofs so the roof IS the solar PV.

Dateline 2019-07-23, NST:

The government will soon announce a new policy for developers to incorporate solar photovoltaics (PV) systems in new buildings.

Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change minister Yeo Bee Yin said the move was part of efforts to encourage more use of solar PVs in the country.

According to her, the country boasts vast rooftop spaces where solar PV systems can be installed with the aim of reducing electricity usage.

“Malaysia has about 3.2 million landed houses, 450,000 shoplots, 21,000 standalone factories and 1,000 shopping complexes. That is a lot of rooftop space.

“That is why the government is encouraging solar PV panels on rooftops instead of having it mounted on the ground, as the land can be used for other purposes.

Solar industry can generate more jobs in Malaysia, says minister

September 10, 2019

What I don’t like, is that virgin greenery is being cut down for RE purposes. When are we going to get ‘solar PV film’ which we can attach to our windows, replacing solar film? And we need cheap env-friend battery banks.

Dateline 2019-07-23, Malay Mail:

 The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) is confident that the solar industry will be able to create more jobs in the country.

Minister Yeo Bee Yin said more than 54,300 Malaysians have been working in related fields in the industry since 2011.