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By Wilfred Pilo
KUCHING, Nov 12: Following the publication of the public notice on Application of Distribution of Gas Ordinance (DGO) 2016 Licences in July this year, 99 companies submitted their applications for licences to carry out one or more of the seven activities stipulated in Part III Section 7 of the Ordinance.
In his winding-up speech, Minister of Utilities Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said 88 of the applications were related to activities for distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
“These applicants are made up of Petronas Dagangan Berhad (PDB), MYGAZ and their respective dealers, retailers and land transporters,” he said.
Petronas Energy and Gas Trading (PEGT), Petronas Gas (PGB) and Sarawak Gas Distribution Sdn. Bhd (SGDSB) are the main applicants for licences for activities on the distribution of natural gas.
The applications have been reviewed and concluded, he told the august House. The cabinet paper for the proposed licence fees is being finalised and will be submitted to State Cabinet next month.
Once approved by the State Cabinet, the respective licences would be issued accordingly upon payment of the required licence fees by the successful applicants, he said. — DayakDaily