Brunei Darussalam

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With the recent descent of oil and gas prices on international markets, the role and future direction of the Sultanate’s industrial sector has never been of greater importance to Brunei Darussalam’s economy. Indeed, diversification away from a long-standing economic dependency on hydrocarbons is greatly contingent on the sector taking a larger...

 

Although nearly all residents of Brunei Darussalam are connected to the electricity grid and benefit from a well-developed, reliable and low-priced utilities system, electricity consumption per capita in the Sultanate is among the highest in the world, while difficulties in accessing new power supply have hindered expansion of some industrial...

 

Brunei Darussalam was a pioneer in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector during the 1970s, building a large-scale liquefaction plant and developing long-standing export ties to key markets in Japan and South Korea, leading to robust industry expansion and a substantial augmentation of its petroleum revenue base. However, both production and...

 

Although its dominant oil and gas sector will likely remain at the forefront of economic growth over the medium term, Brunei Darussalam has prioritised sector diversification and development of renewable energy projects in recent years, as highlighted by the 2014 “Energy White Paper”, as well as a climate change plan released prior to the...

 

In a bid to diversify its economy, bolster future earnings from oil and gas revenues, and support ASEAN integration, Brunei Darussalam has joined a number of regional initiatives in recent years, with the goal of reducing consumption and increasing the use of renewable energy over the next decade. Regional cooperation in renewables development...

 

A powerhouse regional oil and gas producer, Brunei Darussalam has benefitted significantly from a long history of production in partnership with international oil companies. Hydrocarbons continue to dominate its economy today, accounting for the majority of government revenues, GDP and exports. The sector is facing a host of concurrent...

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