The oil, gas and
petrochemical industry is capital intensive, technology
driven, has a long gestation period, and is cyclical in
nature. Hence, the involvement has mainly been from the
Moving forward, more opportunities will
open up for the small medium enterprises (SMEs) as the focus
shifts towards downstream petrochemical development.
The strategies implemented for the
oil, gas and petrochemical cluster are:
• Expanding activities downstream
The future direction of the sector seeks to expand the activities
of the industry in the downstream, manufacturing related
sectors to add more value to existing output.
• Developing and diversifying
into plastics and plastics-based industries
There will be strong promotions to encourage investments
in plastics and plastics-related industries by deepening
linkages between the various facilities and moving up the
product value chain.
• Enhancing linkages with
other downstream manufacturing
The strategy is to enhance linkages with the manufacturing
cluster that will be focusing on automotive, electrical
and electronics, and packaging industries.
• Upgrading the capabilities
of existing support industries
This is particularly in developing more SMEs that can provide
support and ancillary services to the upstream as well as
• Integrating the operations
of three different locations
This is to further integrate operations of Kertih, Chukai,
and Gebeng oil and gas infrastructure and facilities, where
the current cluster is already established.
• Ensure efficient
Ensure sustainable and sufficient energy supply while promoting
market-based approach for efficient resource allocation.