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    Petronas Launches Probe Over Gas Plant Fire


Petronas said there was no major impact on gas supplies to customers.

by: Joseph Murphy

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Petronas Launches Probe Over Gas Plant Fire

Malaysia’s Petronas is investigating the cause of a fire at one of its gas processing plants (GPP) at Paka, in the Malaysian state of Terengganu, the company said on July 17.

The fire broke out at 19:43 local time on July 16 but remained confined to one of the plant’s pieces of equipment and was extinguished at 04:30 the following day.

“We are currently working closely with relevant authorities to investigate the cause of the incident,” Petronas said. “We wish to assure members of the public that the situation is under control and no injuries nor fatalities have been recorded.”

The company did not disclose further details on the status of the affected plant, but said there was no major impact to overall operations, as its other processing facilities ensure stable gas supply to customers.

Petronas runs six GPPs in Terengganu with a combined processing capability of 2bn ft3/day (20.7bn m3/yr). They produce treated gas, ethane, propane and butane.