Archive for the ‘Petronas’ Category

Malaysia’s Petronas Bidding For Onshore Myanmar Field

Via Reuters, a report that Malaysia’s state oil firm Petronas has put in a bid for an onshore energy field in Myanmar.  As the article notes: “…At the moment in Myanmar we are only offshore and the business has been quite good,” Wee [Executive Vice President of Exploration and Production Wee Yiaw Hin] told reporters […]

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Shake Up At Petronas

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report on Malaysia’s recent decision to replace the top executive of its giant national oil company.  As the article notes, the move: “….has sparked concern among analysts, employees and opposition leaders that the government wants to assert more control over the company. The move, they fear, could threaten […]

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Petronas

Courtesy of The Economist, a report on Petronas – Malaysia’s national oil company.  As the article notes: “…A decade after opening, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur are no longer the world’s tallest. But Petroliam Nasional, the company that built them, continues to grow. It exports lots of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to booming […]

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Southeast Asian Oil Firms Scout For Foreign Assets

Via The Peninsula (Qatar), a report that Southeast Asia’s major oil and gas firms are gearing up for an aggressive expansion to overhaul local operations and snap up foreign assets to meet the needs of a fast-growing, power-hungry region.  As the article notes: “…From the archipelagos of Indonesia and the Philippines to the rapidly developing […]

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Gazprom’s South American Deals

Via The Moscow Times, a report that Gazprom was among eight companies that signed deals to develop offshore gas fields with state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela.  As the article notes: “…The deals included U.S.-based Chevron, Italy’s Eni, Portugal’s GALP Energia, Qatar Petroleum, Malaysia’s Petronas, Argentina’s Enarsa and Japanese companies Mitsui, Mitsubishi and Itochu, in a sign […]

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The Future of Petronas: Pemex or Petrobras?

As reported by Stratfor (subscription required), Malaysia’s energy giant Petronas could go broke within a decade if the government takes all of its profits under a new tax scheme, the company’s president and chief executive Tan Sri Hassan Marican recently said.  Although Petronas would not be the first Asian energy major to bow under soaring […]

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