Petronas reports fire at Sabah-Sarawak pipe
Malaysian state-owned Petronas on November 16 said that a fire incident occurred at the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) near KP 132, Sarawak.
“The incident is believed to have involved a third-party contractor performing work unrelated to SSGP operations nearby the pipeline’s right-of-way area,” the company said. “A police report has been lodged with regard to this incident. To this end, an investigation will commence in earnest.”
Petronas said its emergency response team has been mobilised to the area. “The company will work closely with all the relevant authorities to take the necessary action and preventive measures to contain the situation and safeguard the safety of the surrounding community and environment,” it added.
The company had last month declared force majeure on gas supply to MLNG Dua due to a pipeline leak caused by soil movement at the vicinity of KP201, SSGP. This has impacted the supply of gas to MLNG Dua’s production facility at Petronas LNG complex (PLC) in Bintulu, Sarawak.