Tengku Zafrul: Govt committed to ensuring Petronas returns to profitability

October 8, 2020

hahahahahahahaha, to carry on from yesterday’s laugh. Or should it be (sad face) as this smacks of subsidy. To PETRONAS. To get profitability and dividends. From PETRONAS.

How about just not getting dividends for the next say 2 years and letting us service providers gracefully transition (with subsidies) to other industries?

Dateline 2020-09-06, Malay Mail:

The government is committed to ensuring that Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is able to return to profitability, but it depends on world oil prices.

Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said the loss announced by Petronas two days ago were due to the fall in oil prices but for now they have shown an increase.

“If I am not mistaken, in March and April (Brent crude) oil price fell to US$20 per barrel. At least now there is an increase (in oil price) in the global economy … the projected oil price this year is about US$40 per barrel, so the projection is still within our range,” he told reporters here today.

Tengku Zafrul was commenting on Petronas’ announcement on its net loss of RM21 billion in the second quarter (Q2) ended June 30 2020, dragged by huge impairments on assets and weaker oil prices, against a profit of RM14.7 billion in the same quarter last year.