Jangan samakan PETROS dengan 1MDB: Abang Johari

KUCHING: Syarikat Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (PETROS) diwujudkan bagi mengawal selia industri minyak dan gas di negeri ini secara telus, bukannya entiti lain yang disamakan dengan 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) seperti yang didakwa oleh sebuah portal berita.

Ketua Menteri, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg, berkata kerajaan negeri menubuhkan PETROS untuk memastikan rakyat negeri ini boleh mengambil bahagian dalam sektor huluan dan hiliran industri minyak dan gas.

Justeru, beliau berkata dakwaan portal berita berkenaan adalah berniat jahat dan sengaja mencetuskan isu yang boleh menggugat kepercayaan rakyat terhadap PETROS.

“PETROS adalah badan kawal selia yang diuruskan secara telus dan saya tegaskan ia sama sekali bukannya 1MDB Sarawak seperti yang didakwa.

“Portal berita itu jelas mempunyai niat buruk terhadap kerajaan negeri dan PETROS, “katanya berucap merasmikan Demak Fabrication Yard, di sini, hari ini.

Turut hadir Menteri Muda Pengangkutan, Datuk Dr Jerip Susil; Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Demak Laut, Dr Hazland Hipni; Pengerusi Brooke Dockyard, Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Abang Openg dan Naib Presiden Kanan Penyampaian Projek dan Teknologi PETRONAS, Mazuin Ismail.

Walaupun beliau tidak menyebut nama portal berkenaan, bagaimanapun ia dipercayai merujuk kepada artikel bertajuk ‘The Sarawak Oil Grab – Is Petros the 1MDB of Sarawak’ yang diterbitkan aogm.net, portal berita yang menyiarkan laporan mengenai industri minyak dan gas.

Beliau menegaskan, kerajaan negeri adalah kerajaan yang bertanggungjawab dan berhak untuk mengawal selia industri gas demi kesejahteraan rakyat negeri ini.

Source: https://www.bharian.com.my/berita/wilayah/2019/03/537249/jangan-samakan-petros-dengan-1mdb-abang-johari

Kerajaan lulus bina Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kulim, lebuh raya

ALOR SETAR: Kerajaan Pusat meluluskan tujuh projek dan program berimpak tinggi di Kedah bernilai lebih RM3.6 bilion, termasuk pembinaan Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kulim (KXP) yang membabitkan pelaburan luar berjumlah RM1.6 bilion.

Menteri Hal Ehwal Ekonomi, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, berkata semua projek itu diluluskan Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ketika mempengerusikan Mesyuarat Pihak Berkuasa Pelaksanaan Koridor Utara (NCIA) pada Isnin lalu.

“Projek semua pembinaan infrastruktur itu dijangka mampu menjadi pemangkin kepada Kedah mencapai kemajuan setanding negeri maju lain,” katanya pada sidang media selepas majlis perjumpaan khas bersama pegawai dan kakitangan kerajaan negeri dan Persekutuan, di sini hari ini.

Selain KXP, beliau berkata, projek berimpak tinggi lain ialah pembinaan Lebuhraya Koridor Utara Fasa 1A (Bandar Baharu-Sungai Petani) dalam fasa satu serta Fasa 1B (Bandar Baharu-Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah) yang bernilai keseluruhan RM1.7 bilion dalam fasa kedua.

Katanya, pembangunan Hab Industri Pembuatan dan Logistik di Sidam dekat Kulim pula membabitkan peruntukan RM300 juta, manakala Program Kasih Ibu Darul Aman atau KIDA (RM30 juta), Perpustakaan Digital Alor Setar (RM15 juta) serta kajian pembinaan Taman Industri Petro-Kimia Gurun (RM2 juta).

“Antara teras Kajian Separuh Penggal Rancangan Malaysia Ke-11 adalah merapatkan jurang antara wilayah, membabitkan Sarawak, Sabah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah dan Perlis agar tidak terpisah dari arus pembangunan negara.

“Untuk mendepani cabaran ekonomi semasa, kerajaan menggubal satu dasar ekonomi baharu berteraskan pertumbuhan, menjamin kesaksamaan dan nilai keadilan yang dikongsi bersama rakyat Malaysia,” katanya.

Mohamed Azmin berkata, kerajaan bersetuju memperkenalkan program KIDA membabitkan peruntukan RM30 juta setahun bagi menyediakan keperluan asas kepada keluarga miskin di Kedah, terutama di Baling, Sik, Yan dan Kota Setar.

“Sejumlah 5,482 keluarga miskin akan menerima kad pintar dengan jumlah kredit antara RM400 hingga RM500 sebulan bagi membolehkan mereka membeli barangan keperluan di pasar raya.

“Selain itu, Kementerian Hal Ehwal Ekonomi meluluskan lebih RM1.13 bilion sebagai Peruntukkan Pembangunan Negeri Kedah merangkumi 201 projek diteruskan dan 51 projek baharu,” katanya.

Mengenai cadangan pembinaan lebuh raya dari Kedah ke Perak tanpa melalui Pulau Pinang, beliau berkata, projek itu akan dilaksanakan di bawah Lebuhraya Koridor Utara Fasa 2 yang menghubungkan Changkat Jering dan Bandar Baharu.

“Kita bukan hanya mahu tumpu pembangunan di satu daerah, tetapi mengimbangi kemajuan ke kawasan yang belum dibangunkan, khususnya pedalaman.

“Pembangunan tempang tidak memberi manfaat kepada rakyat. Kita mahu khazanah Kedah dibawa masuk dan dicurah ke kawasan pedalaman kerana rakyat kampung juga berhak menikmatinya,” katanya.

Source: https://www.bharian.com.my/berita/nasional/2019/03/542948/kerajaan-lulus-bina-lapangan-terbang-antarabangsa-kulim-lebuh-raya

PETRONAS, Petros teruskan perbincangan

KUALA LUMPUR: PETRONAS akan terus berbincang dengan Sarawak Petroleum Bhd (Petros) dan negeri-negeri pengeluar minyak yang lain mengenai kaedah pengaturan kerja, kata Presiden dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutifnya, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.

“Ini terkandung dalam skop Perjanjian Malaysia 1963 (MA63). Kami akan menunggu hasil perbincangan itu,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas mengumumkan prestasi kewangan syarikat, hari ini.

Sarawak adalah satu-satunya negeri pengeluar minyak yang mengadakan perbincangan dengan PETRONAS buat masa ini dan syarikat minyak dan gas nasional itu tidak terbabit dalam rundingan terhadap permintaan negeri itu untuk memperoleh royalti minyak yang lebih tinggi.

Kerajaan persekutuan berjanji untuk mengembalikan hak-hak Sabah dan Sarawak sebagai rakan kongsi yang sama-sama membentuk Malaysia selari dengan MA63, yang bermakna kedua-dua negeri itu mempunyai kuasa autonomi yang lebih terhadap beberapa perkara seperti industri minyak dan gas.

Sabah dan Sarawak menghasilkan kira-kira 60 peratus daripada jumlah pengeluaran petroleum negara, namun masing-masing menerima hanya lima peratus daripada hasil minyak.

Mengenai acara Formula 1 (F1) kembali ke Malaysia, Wan Zulkiflee berkata idea itu akan membawa kepada rundingan lebih panjang dengan penganjur.

Ditanya sama ada PETRONAS akan melangkah ke depan untuk menjadi penganjur acara sekiranya ia berlaku lagi, beliau berkata F1 adalah acara kerajaan.

Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, sebelum ini meluahkan harapan bahawa Grand Prix Malaysia akan kembali ke Litar Antarabangsa Sepang.

-BERNAMA

Source: https://www.bharian.com.my/bisnes/korporat/2019/03/538747/petronas-petros-teruskan-perbincangan

Sarawak tidak obses kawal minyak

KUCHING: Sarawak tidak obses mahu mengawal sumber minyak dan gas miliknya, namun sekadar mahukan perkongsian hasil yang lebih adil demi kelangsungan pembangunannya.

Ketua Menteri, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg, berkata kerajaan negeri tidak mahu lagi ‘berputih mata’ melihat kemajuan di negeri lain sedangkan hasil minyak dan gas diambil dalam kawasan wilayah ini.

“Kerajaan Sarawak akan terus bekerjasama dengan PETRONAS meneroka peluang bagi mewujudkan situasi menang-menang antara kedua-dua belah pihak. Banyak dana diperlukan Sarawak untuk menanggung kos pembangunan di seluruh negeri, terutama di kawasan pedalaman dan luar bandar.

“Kita juga mahu berterima kasih kepada PETRONAS kerana banyak membantu ‘Anak Sarawak’ dalam sektor gas dan minyak menerusi sistem vendornya,” katanya selepas menyaksikan Majlis Menandatangani Kontrak Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd (Serba Dinamik) dan PETRONAS, di sini, hari ini.

Hadir sama Presiden dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Kumpulan PETRONAS, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin dan Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan merangkap Ketua Pengarah Eksekutif Kumpulan Serba Dinamik, Datuk Dr Ir Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah.

Menerusi MoU itu, Serba Dinamik akan bertanggungjawab dalam aspek kawal selia, pembinaan dan ubah suai (ONMCM) kepada fasiliti PETRONAS di Bintulu dan Miri membabitkan nilai kontrak RM313 juta.

Abang Johari ketika mengulas lanjut, berkata kerajaan negeri menerusi PETROS dan PETRONAS masih melakukan rundingan bersama untuk mencari formula berkesan meningkatkan penguasaan negeri dalam sektor minyak dan gasnya.

“Hari ini, harga minyak mentah brent sekitar AS$68 (RM275) setong dan perkiraan dalam bajet Sarawak tahun ini membabitkan AS$60 (RM243) setong. Jadi, kalau ada lebih, kerajaan negeri dapat bonus dan jika harga minyak naik, untung PETRONAS juga naik,” katanya.

Source: https://www.bharian.com.my/berita/wilayah/2019/03/543935/sarawak-tidak-obses-kawal-minyak

Rebut 10,000 peluang pekerjaan di TRACE 2019

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Sejumlah 10,000 peluang pekerjaan ditawarkan melalui Pameran Kerjaya dan Pengambilan Bakat (TRACE) 2019 yang diadakan selama dua hari, bermula hari ini, di Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).

Pengarah Kanan Pusat Pembangunan Pelajar UNIMAS, Prof Dr Siti Raudzah Ghazali, berkata graduan diploma dan lepasan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) boleh memohon pekerjaan dalam bidang kemahiran serta teknikal berdasarkan kelayakan masing-masing.

“Sebanyak 100 syarikat menyertai TRACE 2019 yang memasuki tahun keenam penganjurannya. Kita berharap graduan masih menganggur dan belum memiliki kerjaya merebut peluang memasuki pasaran kerja.

“Dalam pameran ini, pencari kerja mampu memilih pekerjaan bersesuaian dengan kelayakan akademik masing-masing,” katanya pada sidang media selepas majlis pelancaran Pesta Kerjaya Atas Talian Sarawak sempena TRACE 2019 dan Anugerah Majikan Pilihan JobStreet.com 2019 di Pusat Perkhidmatan Maklumat Akademik (CAIS), UNIMAS, di sini, hari ini.

Pada majlis itu, 10 syarikat menerima Anugerah Majikan Pilihan JobStreet.com 2019 disampaikan Pengurus Negara JobStreet. com Malaysia, Gan Bock Herm iaitu AirAsia, Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS), Maybank, Naim Holdings Berhad, PETRONAS, PETROS, Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), Shell, Shin Yang Group Of Companies dan Sime Darby Industrial.

Siti Raudzah berkata, sebahagian besar syarikat terbabit dalam TRACE 2019 berpangkalan di Sarawak dengan majoritinya terbabit dalam program Latihan Profesional Dan Pendidikan Bagi Perkembangan Usahawan (PROTEGE), di bawah program Kementerian Pembangunan Usahawan.

“Selain itu, ada juga syarikat dari Semenanjung turut serta dan dari luar negara seperti London Stock Exchange, berpangkalan di London, United Kingdom (UK),” katanya.

Beliau berkata, tahun lalu seramai 10,000 pelawat mengunjungi program itu dengan 25,000 pengunjung direkodkan pada 2017.

Source: https://www.bharian.com.my/berita/wilayah/2019/04/551255/rebut-10000-peluang-pekerjaan-di-trace-2019

Hydrogen as energy source

KUCHING: Sarawak is moving ahead in its green energy agenda with the launch of an integrated hydrogen production plant and refuelling station, touted as the first in South East Asia.

Built by Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) in collaboration with Linde EOX Sdn Bhd, the facility includes a plant that produces hydrogen through electrolysis and a refuelling station for the state’s first hydrogen-powered vehicles.

The station will initially service three hydrogen fuel cell buses operated by the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and two cars in SEB’s corporate fleet.

“In Sarawak, we have a green energy agenda. Besides hydropower, we are now exploring hydrogen as another source of energy,” Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said when launching the facility at SEB’s western regional office.

He said the state planned to introduce three-in-one fuel stations after this, which would cater for vehicles powered by fossil fuel, electricity and hydrogen.

Abang Johari (in driver’s seat) and Abdul Hamed trying out a hydrogen  cell-powered car.   

The stations will be set up by state-owned Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros) and SEDC.

“We are going to set up initially five stations, starting at the end of this year. That is our next move,” he said.

Meanwhile, SEB chairman Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi said the hydrogen plant can produce 130kg of hydrogen daily and is capable of fully refuelling up to five fuel cell buses and 10 fuel cell cars per day.

“We are working together with SEDC who leads the hydrogen-fuelled bus pilot project to improve and green our public transportation system.

“In addition, we have added two Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel cell vehicles into our corporate fleet,” he said.

SEDC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Husain said the buses would be used as a pilot project to demonstrate the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cell technology for public transport in Sarawak.

He said the buses will commence operations as soon as SEDC receives the necessary permits from the relevant authorities.

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2019/06/04/hydrogen-as-energy-source/

Three-in-one fuel stations in Sarawak to offer fossil fuels, electricity and hydrogen

KUCHING: Sarawak plans to set up three-in-one fuel stations catering for vehicles powered by fossil fuel, electricity and hydrogen fuel cells.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said five stations will be built initially, starting at the end of this year.

“I have directed Petros (Petroleum Sarawak Bhd) and the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) to set up three-in-one refuelling stations throughout the state.

“That is our next move,” he told reporters after launching Sarawak Energy Bhd’s (SEB) integrated hydrogen production plant and refuelling station here on Monday (May 27).

Abang Johari said the hydrogen plant and refuelling station – touted as the first in South-East Asia – were in line with the state government’s green energy agenda.

He said Sarawak, with five hydropower dams, had the potential to produce hydrogen from water as an alternative source of energy.

“The Sarawak government is going in the direction of green energy. We have hydropower, now we are producing hydrogen.

“This is still under research but we believe over time, there will be new technology that will make the process cheaper,” he said.
Abang Johari also said Sarawak could potentially export hydrogen in the future.

“There is already interest shown by one country to invest and set up a plant to produce hydrogen and they buy it back. This country wants to replace nuclear fuel with hydrogen,” he said, adding that he could not reveal the country as the matter was still being negotiated.

Earlier, SEB chairman Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi said the hydrogen plant can produce 130kg of hydrogen daily and is capable of fully refuelling up to five fuel cell buses and 10 fuel cell cars per day.

At present, three buses operated by SEDC and two cars in SEB’s corporate fleet will be served by the facility.

“We are working together with SEDC, who leads the hydrogen-fuelled bus pilot project to improve and green our public transportation system.

“In addition, we have added two Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel cell vehicles into our corporate fleet,” Abdul Hamed said.

SEDC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Husain said the buses would be used as a pilot project to demonstrate the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cell technology for public transport in Sarawak.

He said the buses will commence operations as soon as SEDC receives the necessary permits from the relevant authorities

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/05/27/three-in-one-fuel-stations-in-sarawak-to-offer-fossil-fuels-electricity-and-hydrogen/

Sarawak O&G players set to gain under Petros

PETALING JAYA: Sarawak oil and gas players are set to benefit as the state transitions into the new administration of its oil resources under Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros), with plans to increase local participation in the industry.

UOB Kay Hian Research singled out Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd as among the major beneficiaries, aside from other Sarawak-listed companies like Dayang Enterprise Holdings Bhd , Petra Energy Bhd , KKB Engineering Bhd (via OceanMight) and Brooke Dockyard.

The research house recently attended the Sarawak oil & gas seminar and exhibition, said the issues covered during the conference included Petros’ plans, and matters relating to vendor development and reserves data.

By end-2019, it said, Petros would take firm action to implement the state’s mandate, particularly in relation to revenue sharing and local participation.

“We believe this is necessary to kick start delayed greenfield projects,” it said in a note.

The research house, which maintained its “market weight” stance on the sector, said Petros CEO Sauu Kakok clarified during the seminar that their key targets included driving more share of revenue from Sarawak O&G resources and boosting participation of Sarawakians.

Petros, it said, was actively working towards meeting the “hard target timeline” of Dec 31 for measures including setting up governance policies.

“This implies that the one-year grace period for Petronas, Putrajaya (and its key advisors), and Sarawak state will conclude.

“We understand further delays are unlikely as all stakeholders are working hard to reach firm agreements,” the research house said.

Petros, which was set up in August 2017, is in charge of regulating upstream production, governed under the oil mining ordinance 1958. It is also regulating the gas distribution governed under the distribution of gas ordinance.A technical session during the seminar revealed that the Sarawak basin has 23% of Malaysia’s oil and 51% of natural gas.

For the overall sector, UOB Kay Hian said many O&G stocks remained “too locally dependent”. It noted that Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) would focus on overseas upstream capex, while domestic upstream capex is set to improve from RM12bil in 2018 to RM15bil in 2019.

“We understand local activity levels have generally increased, especially for maintenance/brownfield works, with maintenance, construction and modification contractors like Dayang Enterprise and Petra Energy guiding high activity levels in 2019 although rates remain low,” it said.

The research house said it favoured internationally competitive companies, like engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning and storage operator Dialog Group Bhd and Yinson Holdings Bhd .

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2019/04/18/sarawak-og-players-set-to–gain-under-petros/

CM: Bold new moves a must

MIRI: Sarawak must take bold moves if it wants to achieve its development agenda, even if they are radically new in nature.

The state government’s decision to set up its own petroleum company – Petros – is among the bold moves that had to be taken, said Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Openg.

Speaking at an oil and gas seminar in Miri organised by the Sarawak Bumiputra Chamber of Commerce, he said Petros was formed two years ago to manage the oil and gas resources of Sarawak.

“Sarawak has the right to administer our oil and gas resources.

“Petros was set up to utilise oil and gas resources to propel the social and economic growth of Sarawak.

“Petros is working closely with Petronas and Shell in this area.

“Petronas and Shell are the experienced players with the technology and knowledge in the oil and gas sectors.

“Even though the global demand for fossil fuel has declined due to the surge in green energy concept, fossil fuel still has its uses,” he said.

Johari said Sarawak still has plenty of oil and gas reserves.

There is thus a need to manage these natural resources well so that they are sustainable in the long run, he added.

Johari said the state government has set ambitious goals in the energy sector.

“We also want to develop green energy through hydro resources and from biomass.

“To achieve these ambitious goals, we are going big in the information technology sector, energy generation, transportation and services.

“These new initiatives require us to be bold in our investment strategies,” he said.

He urged locals to be equipped with the required technology in the energy sectors to benefit from the global demands.

Some 20 oil and gas companies took part in the two-day event held in a hotel in Miri.

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2019/04/17/cm-bold-new-moves-a-must/

Serba Dinamik secures RM330mil Petronas job

KUCHING: Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd has been awarded a contract to provide maintenance, construction and modification services to Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) onshore facilities in Bintulu and Miri, Sarawak.

The contract involves Package D (Bintulu-Sarawak Gas) and Package E (Miri-Sarawak Oil) onshore facilities in Miri Crude Oil Terminal and Asam Paya onshore facility as well as Bintulu integrated facilities.

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2019/03/22/serba-dinamik-secures-rm330mil-petronas-job/

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