From The Star – Tapis Price Adjustment

July 2, 2009

Petroliam National Bhd (PETRONAS) raised a price-adjustment factor in it Tapis crude oil to 60 cents a barrel in June … last month, the price component was 40 cents a barrel.

PETRONAS Tapis Price

PETRONAS Tapis Price

Interesting to note that peninsular malaysia crude is stil called Tapis crude, though Tapis is no longer a major contributor to crude output. Maybe we should call it rojak crude.


A Description of Tapis Crude

October 31, 2008

Here’s a link to an article on the properties of Tapis Crude, which comes from offshore Terengganu (ignore the crude oil price, it’s outdated).

Congratulation, PCSB, EMEPMI, and all you other fellows that produce through Tapis Pump.

I always think we should sell Tapis crude as a brand, rather than a commodity. It’s got a lot of things going for it:

  • Good history.
  • A mixture of many oil companies’ production, lots of vested interest.
  • Has its own pump station in the middle of the South China Sea.

Can you imagine a PETRONAS ad saying ‘Buy TAPIS’ instead of ‘Buy Syntium’? Exxon has the same interest as well..’ExxonMobil, a proud contributor to the TAPIS lifestyle’. ‘What have we got that Shell doesn’t? TAPIS!’

You can tell my day job isn’t as an ad copywriter.