Fire at Petronas gas processing plant

Article by Amanda Doyle

PETRONAS Gas (PGB), a subsidiary of Petronas, has confirmed that a fire which broke out at one of its gas processing plants in Paka, Terengganu, in Malaysia, has been extinguished.

The fire broke out on 16 July at 19:43 and local media reported that that cause could have been a lightning strike, as nearby residents said were numerous lightning strikes in the area at the time. The fire was extinguished at 04:30 local time on 17 July.

PGB said in a statement: “We are currently working closely with the relevant authorities to investigate the cause of the incident. We wish to assure members of the public that the situation is under control and no injuries nor fatalities have been recorded. The incident posed no immediate threat to the surrounding communities and no health-related risk. There is also no major impact to PGB's overall operations as our other gas processing facilities will ensure uninterrupted gas supply to our customers.

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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