Malaysia’s Petronas and Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) have announced they will exit the Yetagun gas project offshore Myanmar as they rationalise their upstream portfolios. Neither company denounced the military-led coup in their exit statements.
Malaysia’s Petronas and Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation are divesting their shares in the Yetagun gas field offshore Myanmar. The move marks the latest in a series of exits by major energy companies, including Chevron and TotalEnergies, following the military coup in February 2021.
Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas said that it is making every effort to ensure the safety of about 155 workers that are sub-contracted on a barge servicing its Yetagun platform in the Andaman Sea off Myanmar following the military coup.