Petros ensures ample gas cylinders supply with 1.8 mln red, green units circulating in Sarawak market

Julaihi (third left), joined by others, cooking bubur lambuk during a Ramadan event at Kampung Sebangan on April 3, 2024. Photo credit: Julaihi Narawi/Facebook

KUCHING, April 4: Approximately 1.8 million Petros red and PETRONAS green gas cylinders are currently in circulation within the Sarawak market.

Minister of Utility and Telecommunication Dato Sri Julaihi Narawi assures that Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros), through its marketing arm Petros Niaga, maintains an ample supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders in Sarawak, with an average monthly refill rate of 630,000 cylinders.

“Furthermore, Petros Niaga has progressively increased the number of red cylinders by 460,000 units since December of last year to distribute across the Sarawak market.

“This ensures that the subsidised gas, priced at RM26.60 per unit, meets the needs of the populace,” he stated in a social media post yesterday (April 3).

He highlighted this during a Ramadan programme at Kampung Sebangan, Sebuyau, which was attended by Petros and other agencies, who cooked and distributed bubur lambuk to the locals.

Julaihi added that PETRONAS green cylinders, Petros’ strategic partner, will transition to red cylinders within 18 months.

Following Petros’ appointment as the sole gas aggregator in Sarawak, he stressed that all gas activities and players, both upstream and downstream, must obtain licenses in accordance with the Distribution of Gas Ordinance 2016.

“Petros is tasked with collecting, storing, and distributing natural gas, as well as determining gas prices in the Sarawak market. The company is expected to increase gas usage according to the Sarawak Gas Roadmap, which aims to encourage both local and international investment in the gas sector within the region, fostering economic growth through value-added initiatives and job creation,” he explained.

Currently, Petros Niaga has 65 dealers and 280 sub-dealers throughout Sarawak.

Petros acting chief executive officer (CEO) Abang Arabi Abang Narudin was also in attendance. — DayakDaily