O&G players must abide by state laws: Sarawak CM

KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg says with effect from July 1, oil and gas (O&G) industry players must abide by state laws such as the Oil Mining Ordinance (OMO) 1958 and Gas Distribution Ordinance (GDO) 2016.

He said the state will continue to cooperate with the federal government and Petronas to ensure the Malaysian O&G industry continue flourishing and contribute to the country’s economic growth.

“We will update the federal government and its agencies on the steps taken to regulate the O&G industry in accordance to state laws.

“Sarawak will be fair and conducive when enforcing laws to improve investor confidence in the (O&G) industry,” Abang Johari said today.

The chief minister said the state government has always followed an open economic model and welcomes foreign investors, such as Shell, to strengthen and grow the O&G sector.

“Moving forward, I guarantee that the state will continue to work together with all stakeholders to preserve the existing values and open more opportunities in the O&G industry for the benefit of Sarawakians,” he added. – Bernama

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