One reported dead after Petronas pipeline explosion

Article by Amanda Jasi

LOCAL news reports that one person is dead, and as many as three are injured, following an explosion yesterday at Petronas’ Sabah–Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSPG) near Lawas, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Petronas has confirmed that a fire occurred in the early afternoon on 16 November but did not comment on fatalities or injuries.

The oil and gas company claims that the incident involved a third-party contractor performing work nearby, unrelated to SSGP operations. An investigation into the incident is underway.

Petronas has mobilised its Emergency Response Team, and the company says it will work closely with all relevant authorities to take the necessary actions and preventative measures to contain the situation and ensure the safety of the local community and environment.

The 512 km onshore SSPG is part of Petronas’ Sabah–Sarawak Integrated Oil and Gas Project, installed in 2014, which can transport about 365bn ft3/y of gas from Sabah's offshorefields to the Petronas LNG complex in Bintulu for liquefaction and export.

Article by Amanda Jasi

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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