Crude oil price crisis and lessons to learn from Petronas

  • Doan Tien Quyet Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Mai Van Canh Vietnam Oil and Gas Group
Keywords: Crude oil price crisis, investment, Petronas


Any crisis will create risks and/or favourable opportunities for companies to increase the value of their assets and profits. Over the past 15 years, the market has experienced 4 major oil price crises (both rises and falls of price) causing difficulties to oil companies around the world. However, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) has had reasonable strategies to overcome these crises. Petronas’ changes in operating mechanism and investment orientation, etc., over the past two decades can be considered valuable lessons for national oil and gas companies.


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How to Cite
Doan Tien, Q., & Mai Van, C. (2021). Crude oil price crisis and lessons to learn from Petronas. Petrovietnam Journal, 7, 44 - 49.