March 12, 2019
Yea, MPRC is still around.
Dateline 2019-02-08, The Star:
MISC Bhd led Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corp’s (MPRC) latest list of Top 100 Malaysian oil and gas services and equipment (OGSE) companies, ranked in order of annual revenue for financial year 2017.
The list showed MISC edging out Sapura Energy Bhd, which was FY2016’s top ranked company. Dialog Group Bhd meanwhile has maintained its position at third place.
March 11, 2019
Dateline 2019-02-07, The Star:
Creating awareness of opportunities, offering mentoring and support, and having the infrastructure in place to allow women to return to work after starting a family can go a long way towards narrowing the gender gap in the engineering profession.
“On my first trip offshore, I was the only woman on a CAT3 barge of over 200 men – and the prettiest one on board,” Hani Zahira Zaharudin recalls. Though the 26-year old project engineer’s anecdote is laced with humour, it reflects the more serious reality of the gender gap prevalent in the engineering profession.
March 8, 2019
I am running for a VP post in the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. If my past work and passions with the IEM is something you want to see at a higher level, and like the set of my jib (no, not that ‘Jib), please vote for me. If you can spread the word with your endorsement, much appreciated. Whatever the outcome, please engage with IEM and me for the betterment of the profession.
February 14, 2019
Dateline 2019-02-04, FMT:
An economist has urged the government to review its special dividend payment from Petronas, saying it may affect the state oil firm’s capital expenditure programmes.
Yeah Kim Leng, a professor of economics at Sunway University, suggested that the government consider other revenue sources such as the monetisation of assets instead of Petronas reserves which may suffer due to the low oil prices.
“If Petronas is unable to carry out its capital expenditure programmes, it may attract negative ratings from international credit rating agencies,” he added.
February 12, 2019
Dateline 2019-01-31, Borneo Post:
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) yesterday denied allegations in a blog post and online site that the it gave preferential treatment to certain companies.
An online site alleged that Petronas gave preferential treatment to an oil and gas upstream services provider.
In a statement, Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas company said it had filed reports with relevant authorities in regards to the posting and would leave the matter to the authorities for their further action.
“With reference to malicious allegations contained in a post in an unverified online site, Petronas wishes to state, in the strongest terms, that the allegations are unsubstantiated and untrue.
February 11, 2019
Dateline 2019-01-23, S&P Global:
The start-up of the 300,000 b/d Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development, or RAPID, project in Malaysia will boost Asia’s refining capacity growth in 2019, increase Saudi crude inflows to the region and add to the supply of refined petroleum products.
The RAPID facility, operated by Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical or PRefChem, a joint venture between state-run Petronas and Saudi Aramco, is among the largest greenfield oil refineries to start operations in Southeast Asia in recent years, supplementing the existing refining hub in adjacent Singapore.