Sarawak forms committee to ensure greater participation in oil and gas sector

December 11, 2020

So, can I hold dual citizenship? Malaysia and Sarawak?
Dateline 2020-11-13, Malay Mail:

 A committee has been formed to facilitate negotiations between the state government, the federal government and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to ensure greater participation of the state in the oil and gas sector, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said in the state assembly today.

He said negotiations on commercial solutions for the matter are still ongoing among the three parties.

“The state government is fully committed to taking control of the exploration and mining of oil and gas within the territorial boundaries of the state,” he said in his winding-up speech for the debate on the State Budget 2021. 

Petros takes over control of Sarawak gas from Petronas

April 6, 2020

Dateline 2020-02-12, FMT:

Sarawak now has full control and authority over the supply, sales and distribution of natural gas within the state following an agreement signed between state-owned Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) and Petronas today.

Deputy Chief Minister Awang Tengah Ali Hassan is hopeful that the state would now be able to attract more investors, adding that in the past, Sarawak had missed many investment opportunities due to insufficient gas supply.

He said as a result, the state government was previously left with no choice but to “beg” from Petronas and even wrote to the prime minister for more gas supply.

Sarawak amends oil ordinance to strengthen regulatory control

September 26, 2018

Dateline 2018-07-10, FMT:

The Sarawak state assembly passed the Oil Mining (Amendment) Bill 2018 today aimed at updating several provisions in the Oil Mining Ordinance (OMO).

It was also to bring the ordinance in line with current practices and operations in the oil and gas industry’s upstream sector.

In tabling it, Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said with the amendment, the state would be able to strengthen regulatory control over the exploration of petroleum and mining activities in the state.

He said when the federal Parliament passed the Continental Shelf Act 1996 and Petroleum Mining Act 1966 to regulate the mining of petroleum in the continental shelf, these acts were not extended to Sarawak.

State to develop specialised ventures in O&G industry

December 27, 2016

Dateline 2016-11-19, Borneo Post:

The state is set to embark on specialised global venture to enhance the development of downstream and upstream activities of the Oil and Gas (O&G) Industry in Sarawak

Minister for Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, Trade and Investment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan stressed that the state is open to work closely with companies like BCS Contract and Supply Services Sdn Bhd (BCS) and SFS Aviation Co Ltd (SFS) in ensuring that these strategic ventures are on the right path to become a long-term win-win synergy with the state.

The intention is also in line with Sarawak Oil and Gas Committee (SOGC) and Sarawak Oil and Gas Development Unit (SOGDU) initiatives, he pointed out.


Petronas upstream operations in S’wak undergoing restructuring

July 23, 2016

Dateline 2016-06-14, Borneo Post:

Petronas upstream operations in Sarawak is undergoing a restructuring exercise to meet its business requirements, said state Industrial, Entrepreneur, Trade and Investment Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

He said, in view of this, Petronas Carigali Sarawak operations had been split into two entities, namely Sarawak Oil Operations in Miri and Sarawak Gas operation in Bintulu.

“As a result of the restructuring exercise, 29 permanent positions were abolished due to redundancy, of which 13 Sarawakians are affected. All those affected are offered Voluntary Separation Package (VSP),” said Awang Tengah in his winding up speech at the state legislative assembly sitting here today.

He said in spite of the restructuring exercise the expansion of Sarawak Gas operations had created 251 new positions in Bintulu.

In addition, he said there were also 134 new positions created for train nine operations and another 234 new positions for floating LNG Satu.