Joint oil exploration among Asean state firms pushed

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has renewed a push for joint exploration of oil and gas resources among state-run petroleum firms in shared borders in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), saying this would help beef up the region’s energy resilience in the face of natural disasters.

Cusi reiterated a call he made last year in the Asean Ministers of Energy Meeting, which this year—the 38th such annual meeting—was held online.

He also asked the Asean Council on Petroleum to review existing sharing agreements on oil and gas exploration and production as well as recommend similar or modified agreements for possible adoption.

Cusi reiterated these messages just a few…

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