Petronas slate change prompts off-specification bitumen

September 14, 2020

Dateline 2020-07-24, Argus Media:

Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas has started to run more lighter crude at its 270,000 b/d Malacca refinery since mid-July, resulting in an increase in off-specification bitumen supplies.

Malacca typically blends Saudi Arabian crude with fuel oil to produce pen 60/70 bitumen. It has raised the amount of light sweet crude it uses, together with its typical medium sour crude slate, to take advantage of more attractive prices for lighter grades. This has resulted in the refinery producing off-specification bitumen stocks of grade pen 80/100 instead of pen 60/70.


IEM Shout Out – Visit to Mamee Plant, Melaka (Mamee Plant, Melaka)

June 4, 2014

This is a shout out for the IEM. My technical division will be hosting a trip to the Mamee Plant, Melaka (yes, teenage dream fulfillment) on the Wed 11th June, 2014. You will be anointed with 1.5 CPD / PDP hours.

Kilang Makanan Mamee Sdn Bhd is known for its wide selection of processed and packed food. The brand has since become a synonym and household names for snack food and instant noodle. The products produced are ranging from snacks food, instant noodles, confectioneries and also beverages products. Currently, MAMEE has a presence in more than 30 countries where most of the markets are concentrated in Europe, Middle East, Africa and ASEAN region.

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IEM Shout Out – Visit to Mamee Plant, Melaka (Mamee Plant, Melaka)

May 28, 2014

This is a shout out for the IEM. My technical division will be hosting a trip to the Mamee Plant, Melaka (yes, teenage dream fulfillment) on the Wed 11th June, 2014. You will be anointed with 1.5 CPD / PDP hours.

Kilang Makanan Mamee Sdn Bhd is known for its wide selection of processed and packed food. The brand has since become a synonym and household names for snack food and instant noodle. The products produced are ranging from snacks food, instant noodles, confectioneries and also beverages products. Currently, MAMEE has a presence in more than 30 countries where most of the markets are concentrated in Europe, Middle East, Africa and ASEAN region.

Register  here and the Flyer here.


UK’s Salamander Energy enters Malaysia with shallow-water PSC

February 2, 2014

Oil in the middle of the Straits of Malacca? There goes the Jembatan Selmel Bridge… and I can see a customs station on the CPP.

Dateline 2013-12-11, Platts:

UK-listed Salamander Energy has inked a production sharing contract for a block offshore Peninsular Malaysia, marking its debut in the country.

Salamander will operate the PSC for block PM322 in the Malacca Straits offshore west coast Peninsular Malaysia with 85% interest, the Southeast Asia-focused company said in a statement Wednesday.

The block is located in shallow water and spans about 20,000 sq km. It contains the Port Klang oil discovery made by Sun Oil in 1991, Salamander said.


Petronas Gas boosted by robust regasification segment

December 29, 2013

Dateline 2013-11-02, Borneo Post:

Petronas Gas Bhd (Petronas Gas) saw a boost in its earnings driven by the recognition of deferred tax assets arising from an investment tax allowance granted for its liquefied natural gas  (LNG) regasification terminal in Melaka.

In addition, the company is expected to be the biggest beneficiary of rising gas demand as the additional gas volume will pass through its Peninsular Gas Utilisation (PGU) pipeline.

Analyst June Ng from HwangDBS Vickers Research Sdn Bhd (HwangDBS Research) said that the earnings boost from Melaka regasification plant was driven by higher gas transportation revenue and contribution.


Qatargas sells first LNG cargo to Malaysia

August 25, 2013

Semenanjung is now importing gas. So it begins…

Dateline 2013-07-22:

Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) announced today that it has sold Qatar’s first ever cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Malaysia.

The cargo was sold to Petronas LNG Ltd (Petronas) of Malaysia and was loaded yesterday on-board the LNG Vessel ‘Seri Begawan’ at Ras Laffan Port. The cargo will be delivered to Malaysia’s first LNG receiving terminal located in Melaka. The conventional sized cargo contains approximately 3.1 trillion Btu of LNG.

 

 


Malaysia’s Melaka LNG terminal receives Nigerian commissioning cargo

May 17, 2013

From Platts, 2013-05-03:

Malaysian state-owned Petronas’ LNG terminal at Melaka received its first commissioning cargo onboard the Seri Bijaksana, which arrived and docked at the regasification terminal’s jetty on April 30, Platts vessel tracking data cTrack showed Friday.

The Seri Bijaksana, which is 152,900 cubic meters in size, is owned by MISC Berhad, a subsidiary of Petronas, and was carrying a cargo from Nigeria to the Asia Pacific. Ship tracking data showed that it was diverted when it was halfway through the Strait of Malacca, making a 90-degree left turn to the terminal before arriving on April 30.


Malaysia’s Petronas delays startup of Melaka LNG import terminal to Q2 2013

December 14, 2012

Let’s call this reality converging with optimism.

Dateline 2012-11-26:

Commercial startup of the Melaka LNG terminal — Malaysia’s first LNG import facility — has been pushed back for the second time to the April-June quarter of 2013, according to a statement from Petronas Gas, a subsidiary of state-run Petronas.

There will be no material effect on Petronas Gas’ earnings and net assets for the financial year ending December 31, 2012, arising from the later commencement of operations at the LNG regasification terminal, Petronas Gas said Friday in a statement to Bursa Malaysia.

Petronas Gas did not give a reason for the delay and Petronas officials were not available for comment Tuesday.

 


From Upstream Online – Malaysia works on first LNG terminal

July 31, 2010

A new skill to pick up fast. LNG importing and regasification will be important to the Semenanjung soon. I guess we’ll see a new influx of foreign engineers (Japanese?) to run the show. Or since MMC claims that PGB is its subsidiary, will we see them calling the shots? BTW, why is the Petronas Gas site a .com site, not a .com.my one?

Dateline 2010-07-23:

Petronas Gas expects to complete a study on the proposed construction of Malaysia’s first liquefied natural gas import terminal before the end of the 2010.

Chairman Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin said the installed capacity of the plant is about 3.5 million tonnes (139 million cubic feet) per annum.

Petronas Gas is open to the possiblity of any third party, other than Petronas, which wanted to bring in gas into the country to meet shortage in supply, Wan Zulkiflee told reporters.

Other news stories can be found here and here.


From Bernama – Tanker Collision in Melaka Straits

August 21, 2009

Anyone happened to be flying overhead, and got great shots of the incident?

From Bernama:

PORT DICKSON, Aug 19 (Bernama) — The Liberia registered tanker which caught fire after a collision with a bulk carrier last night has not caused an oil spill.

Port Dickson police chief Supt Mazlan Othman said although there were no oil spills, the Department of Environment (DOE) would continue to monitor the waters.

“As of 6pm, the fire on the MT Formosa Product Brick is still intense. The tanker is listing and rescue workers have yet to board it,” he told reporters here Wednesday.

The bulk carrier MV Ostende Max had been towed away while its three injured crew had been sent to Port Dickson Hospital for treatment.

An engineer with an oil refinery here told Bernama MT Formosa Product Brick was laden with 58,000 tonnes of inflammable naptha fuel.

And you just have to juxtapose the above story with this, “Analysts: Proposed RM44bil bridge will be tough to see through.”