Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pemandu, EPU working to find solution for TNB fuel shortage, says Che Khalib

Kuala Lumpur: ''The government's planning unit Pemandu and the Economic Planning Unit are teaming with several industry players to address to TENAGA NASIONAL BHD []'s "very severe" delays in fuel supply, said Tenaga chief executive officer and president Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh.

He said on Tuesday, Oct 11 that the decision to form the task force was made on Oct 10, and Pemandu were currently meeting with industry players such as Petronas so that a quick decision could be reached.

"Without gas it's very risky for the power sector to look forward. If we don't have gas, we need to use alternative fuel which costs five times more. We need to look into whether we can get enough supplies of gas or not, and if we cannot and have to use alternative fuel, who pays? Tenaga, Petronas?" he said on the sidelines of the International Energy Regulatory Forum 2011.

He said that a decision would be reached "before the end of the month", adding that the security and supply of power sector was at risk.

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