PETRONAS DELEGATION CALLS ON SUDAN’S OIL AND GAS MINISTER

KHARTOUM, Sudan’s Minister of Oil and Gas, Azhari Abdul-Gadir Abdullah, has called on the Malaysian national oil corporation, Petronas, to increase its hydrocarbons investments in Sudan and consolidate the existing partnership between Sudan and the Malaysian State-owned company.

This came when he received at his office here Sunday a Petronas delegation headed by Patsu Belong, the Petronas Vice-President for its International Assets Affairs.

The minister reviewed the efforts being exerted by Sudan to create a favourable investment environment, the country’s co-operation with South Sudan and the relationship of the partners together to boost the existing partnership as well as the future of Petronas in Sudan and its desire to work on increasing oil exploration and production in Sudan.

The Head of the Petronas delegation stressed the company’s continuation of its business in the country and the expansion of its work in Sudan, pointing out that Petronas had been operating in Sudan for more than 20 years in the field of oil exploration and production.

He expressed the desire of Petronas to engage in new exploration blocks in Sudan and congratulated Sudan for its success in bringing peace to South Sudan and re-pumping South Sudan oil through Sudanese territory for export thoruhg Sudan’s Red Sea ports.

This in turn positively affects the activities of Petronas which has shares in oil fields in both Sudan and South Sudan, he added.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK