Petroleum Authority of Brunei Darussalam held a Doa Kesyukuran Ceremony in conjunction with its 1st Year Anniversary. The event was held on 20th February 2021 at Banquet Hall, Prime Minister’s Office Complex.
Present at the ceremony as the Guest of Honor was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Mohd Hussein, Minister of Energy as Chairman of the Petroleum Authority Board of Directors. Also in attendance were Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Deputy Minister of Energy as Deputy Chairman of the Petroleum Authority Board of Directors; Yang Mulia Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy as Interim Managing Director of Petroleum Authority; officers and staff of Petroleum Authority.
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam consented to the establishment of the Petroleum Authority of Brunei Darussalam on 31st December 2019 to strengthen the regulation of the oil and gas sector. His Majesty the Sultan in his titah on the occasion of His Majesty’s 74th birthday highlighted major milestone in the country’s downstream energy sector particularly in the full commercial operation for the oil refinery and petrochemical plant at Pulau Muara Besar and the construction of Brunei Fertilizer Industries’ Ammonia and Urea Plant. In line with His Majesty’s titah, Petroleum Authority will continue to develop the oil and gas sector and ensuring Brunei Darussalam’s hydrocarbon resources and the full value chain of the oil and gas sector is maximized to strengthen the country’s economy.