Sabah to follow Sarawak in pursuing oil and gas rights

December 24, 2020

Dateline 2020-12-08, Straits Times:

Sabah will follow Sarawak in pursuing its rights, particularly where oil and gas are concerned.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Jeffrey Kitingan congratulated Sarawak for reclaiming its rights, adding that the Sabah government would ensure the same for the state.

He was referring to the Sarawak government signing a commercial agreement with Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) on Monday which allows the state, through its subsidiary Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros), to play a bigger role in the oil and gas industry through cooperation with Petronas.

“Kudos to the Sarawak government for reclaiming their rights. It is no secret that the Sarawak government had been doing all the heavy lifting in this fight and we are grateful for their efforts.


Sarawak issues leases on two oil fields to Petros

November 23, 2020

Dateline 2020-10-30, FMT:

The Sarawak government has issued mining leases to its oil and gas (O&G) company, Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros), to carry out mining of O&G in two fields, in Miri and Marudi.

It marked the beginning of efforts to exercise the state’s constitutional rights to regulate onshore oil mining.

Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg who made the announcement tonight said the leases were for the Adong Kecil West field in Miri district and the Engkabang block in Marudi district.


Petros to launch Malaysia’s first integrated fuelling station in Sarawak – fossil fuels, electric, hydrogen

November 9, 2020

I would say, forget the past, don’t sell anymore fossil fuel cars in Sarawak starting, say after next GE. And subsidize the transition to environmentally friendly transport methods – bullock, solar powered tricycles, convict-powered rickshaws, etc.

Dateline 2020-10-21, Paultan.org:

Sarawak is set to have the first state-of-the-art, integrated fuelling station in the country, which can cater to cars powered by conventional fossil fuels (petrol and diesel), electricity or hydrogen. The plan was first mooted back in May last year and is well and truly underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at Darul Hana on October 20, The Edge reports.

The station in Darul Hana will be the first and is expected to be completed next year. It is one of six stations planned for the state, all of them parked under state-owned Petroleum Sarawak (Petros). According to Dayak Daily, the second station will also be located in Kuching, namely the Batu Kawah New Township, also known as “MJC.”

As for the four remaining stations, they will be built in Sri Aman, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri. SEDC Energy, a subsidiary of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), will be responsible for building all six stations in the state.


Limbang among blocks where Petros may lead petroleum management

October 6, 2020

Dateline 2020-09-06, Malay Mail:

 The federal government is currently in discussions with Petronas for Petros to lead the petroleum management site regulations on onshore activities at blocks including Limbang.

Petros vice-president portfolio and planning Abang Arabi Abang Narudin disclosed this in reply to Deputy Minister of Transport and Limbang MP Hasbi Habibollah during a question and answer session at the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Convention for the northern region here yesterday.

Hasbi said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg had previously mentioned the possibility of oil being found in Limbang.


Sarawak assistant minister says negotiations ongoing with Putrajaya to reclaim O&G regulatory role

September 10, 2020

Dateline 2020-07-15, Malay Mail:

Negotiations to reclaim a regulatory role in the mining of oil and gas resources within Sarawak’s territorial waters is ongoing with the federal government and national oil company Petronas, Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali said today amid questions over the lack of transparency in the process.

The Sarawak assistant minister of law, state-federal relations and project monitoring also said the state is also negotiating to increase its revenue share from oil and gas and greater investment opportunities in downstream activities by the state government and Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros).


Sarawak gas deal expected to boost downstream activities

April 7, 2020

Dateline 2020-02-14, Malaysian Reserve:

THE recent natural gas deal between Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and state-owned Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros) is expected to provide a boost to Sarawak’s downstream operations.

The handover of authority over the supply, sales and distribution of natural gas in Sarawak to Petros effective Jan 1 this year has given the fuel-rich state room to manage its resources — which account for 54% of total national gas reserves and 29% of national oil reserves.


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 CM: Petros to manage domestic gas business under Petronas soon

February 29, 2020

Dateline 2020-12-24, Malay Mail:

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said that Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) will soon be tasked with managing a domestic gas business that is now placed under the Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas).

He said Petros, apart from being vested with the regulatory power over state’s oil and gas resources by the Oil Mining Ordinance 1958, is to ensure the state’s participation in the upstream and downstream activities of the oil and gas industry.

“The next few years will see more involvement of Petros as more investments are expected in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries in the state,” he said in his Christmas Eve’s message.

The chief minister also stressed that the state will continue to introduce new revenue streams to fund its development programmes.


Share seismic data on oil and gas resources, Sarawak CM urges Petronas

June 6, 2019

What is this Petros you speak about? Was it part of King’s Landing? And talk about the crown jewels.

Dateline 2019-04-14, Malay Mail:

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg today asked Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to share its seismic data on oil and gas reserves in the state’s territorial boundary with Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros).

“They have the seismic data. We want to know the data. Let’s share the data with Petros,” he said when addressing the Sarawak Oil and Gas Seminar and Exhibition here.


DUBS to hold O&G Seminar and Exhibition

May 9, 2019

DUBStep, official dance?

Dateline 2019-03-28, Borneo Post:

The Sarawak Bumiputera Chamber of Entrepreneurs (DUBS) will hold the Sarawak Oil and Gas Seminar and Exhibition 2019 in collaboration with Suarah Petroleum Group (SPG) and the Malaysian Oil and Gas Services Council at Imperial Hotel here on April 13-14.

Co-organising chairman Hamim Yusuf said the seminar is supported by the Sarawak government, Petros, and Petronas.

“The main theme of the event is ‘Now or Never!’, with a tagline of ‘Sarawak – Able, Capable, Willing’,” Hamim said in a press release yesterday.