Shell not closing down petrol stations in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 3: Shell will not be proceeding with the closure of its 34 petrol stations in Sabah in January next year following a series of discussion with the Sabah Government.

A statement from the Sabah Chief Minister’s Department today quoted Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor as saying that the state government welcomes the good news.

“We have brought this issue to the attention of the federal government and appreciate the federal  government’s sensitivity to the situation in Sabah,” he said.

According to the statement following Shell’s announcement of its impending closure in June, Hajiji met with Shell Malaysia chairman Siti Hurrairah Sulaiman to discuss the matter.

 It was reported before that 35 petrol stations in Sabah and Labuan under Shell Timur Sdn Bhd would be closed by January next year.