Abang Johari defends state’s hydrogen economy initiatives

January 12, 2020

Dateline 2019-11-13, Borneo Post:

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has defended the state’s hydrogen economy initiatives during the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting today.


Petrol stations encouraged to sell fuel below govt-stipulated prices

January 11, 2020

Yup, I can see this happening soon.

Dateline 2019-11-12, The Star:

Petroleum products can be sold below government-stipulated prices if petroleum companies want to compete among each other, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

The Domestic Trade, Consumer Affairs Minister said all 3,500 petrol stations from the six main industry players are currently selling petroleum products according to the Automatic Pricing Mechanism (APM) which is RM2.08 per litre for RON95 petrol.

If the six petroleum companies practise the principle of competition through innovation and efficiency apart from focusing on the business based on petroleum, they could reduce the retail price of petroleum products,” he said.

“If it is implemented we can see petrol stations selling at different prices. For instance, if Shell is selling at RM2.06, Petron RM2.07, then go to BHP which is retailing at RM2.04,” he told reporters after attending a Symposium on Fair Competition and Cost of Living here Tuesday (Nov 12).

Sunway Hotels & Resorts Converts Used Cooking Oil into Biodiesel Through Partnership with Fathopes Energy

January 10, 2020

Should make this mandatory for the whole food services industry, using a carrot and prod rod approach.

Dateline 2019-11-12, Yahoo Finance:

Sunway Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of Malaysian conglomerate Sunway Group, partners with FatHopes Energy for the recycling of its used cooking oil into biodiesel, taking another significant step on its commitment towards a sustainable environment. Through this sustainability initiative, more than fifty percent (50%) of the participating Sunway Hotels’ used cooking oil is expected to be recycled and collected by FatHopes Energy on a weekly basis at the hotels’ respective collection centres to be converted into biodiesel.

Petronas to continue pushing for gas usage in future

January 9, 2020

Dateline 2019-11-07, Malay Mail:

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) will continue to push the use of gas as a cleaner source of fuel, compared with solid and liquid fuels.

Its senior vice president (corporate strategy) Mazuin Ismail said this was one of the moves to make sure that the group was working towards placing the right energy mix for the future.

He said gas would also be complementing renewable energy resources as it was abundant, flexible, stable and easy to be transported and reached.

IEM E-Library : A Selection of Process Safety Books

January 8, 2020

If you sign up for online access to IEM (you should), you have access to useful books via the e-library. As an example, I present some books for the process safety enthusiast.

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20pc oil royalty demand still part of talks with federal govt, says Sarawak CM

January 7, 2020

He says, she says.

Dateline 2019-10-31, Malay Mail:

The Sarawak Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) today made it clear that the state government has not dropped its 20 per cent demand on oil royalties from the federal government as reported by local news portals.

“This office wishes to clarify that the state government has not dropped the demand and that current negotiations with the federal government are based on that demand,” the CMO said in a statement.

Seda introduces P2P trading programme to encourage use of renewable energy

January 6, 2020

How does this work compared to FIP, which has a higher kwh sale price?

Dateline 2019-10-30, EdgeProp:

Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) has introduced a peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading programme to encourage more Malaysians to use renewable energy such as solar power, theSundaily reported yesterday.

Seda chairman Wong Kah Woh told theSun in a recent interview that energy trading allows those who generate excess energy through their solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to sell the additional power to other consumers.