From the Star – Merapoh to build RM36bil oil refinery in Kedah

Dateline 2009-06-13, taken from the Star:

Country’s biggest such facility to take shape in Yan by 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Merapoh Resources Corp Sdn Bhd aims to complete the building of a US$10bil (RM35.7bil) oil refinery in Yan, Kedah, which will be the biggest in the country, by 2013 or early 2014, said executive chairman Md Nazri Ramli.

“We have appointed South Korea’s SK Group, which owns one of the world’s largest oil refineries and the third largest industrial group in South Korea, to do the engineering and construction of the project and the maintenance of the refinery,” he said at an agreement signing ceremony for the project here yesterday.

In another development, Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak said the proposed US$7bil 300km oil pipeline project from Yan, Kedah to Bachok, Kelantan, was under review but didn’t give the reason for the review.

We hope that the refinery will start up when fuel consumption is on the rise.

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