SHELL COMPANIES TO HIKE MALAYSIAN SPENDING
Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies in Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysia, are poised for major increases in offshore spending. Outlays will focus on supplying more gas for expansion of Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd.'s Bintulu, Sarawak, gas liquefaction plant and start-up in 1993 of the Shell middle distillate synthesis (SMDS) plant on an adjoining site. Expansion of an onshore fertilizer plant in Sarawak and new power generation units also will require more offshore gas during the next few years.