August 18, 2022
And when does this trickle down to us bottom feeders?
Dateline 2022-06-09, Bloomberg:
Malaysia’s national oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd. plans to double its capital expenditure to 60 billion ringgit ($14 billion) this year from 2021, as business activities normalize following the lifting of Covid-era restrictions.
Many of its projects were delayed due to the pandemic and “there’s a lot of catch-up that’s happening this year,” Group Chief Financial Officer Liza Mustapha said in a conversation with MIDF Group’s Managing Director Charon Wardini Mokhzani on Thursday.
Petronas expects to post a “triple-digit” growth in revenue this year amid high oil prices, Liza said. Its first-quarter profit more than doubled to 23.4 billion ringgit from a year earlier on the back of a 50% jump in revenue.
August 17, 2022
Don’t get me started on whether PETRONAS is taking advantage of its ‘too big to fail’ status and preferred status to overstep its bounds.
Dateline 2022-06-09, The Edge:
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) chief financial officer (CFO) Liza Mustapha said on Thursday (June 9) that the Malaysian national oil company needs to have a target where a significant portion of the group’s revenue over the next five to six years comes from something that is not directly related to oil and gas (O&G) to safeguard Petronas from volatile crude oil prices which have risen past US$100 a barrel partly due to Russia-Ukraine war-driven supply concerns.
“Oil prices have gone up so much. About US$16 a barrel in the first quarter of last year, and now it was more than US$100 a barrel in the first quarter of this year. At Petronas, we have to stick to things we can control, because the price of oil is something we cannot control.