Malaysia’s Pegaga field may start gas output in January


Dateline 2021-12-16, Argus Media:

Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas may be targeting a 20 January start to production at its Pegaga gas field offshore Sarawak, after the detection of high mercury levels at the field in September delayed the start to operations.

Petronas has set up an interim mercury unit (MRU) at the Pegaga field and will likely start commissioning the unit on 16 December, it told some term offtakers of the 30mn t/yr Bintulu plant early this week. This is in advance of earlier expectations that the MRU would be fixed in the middle of January. The Pegaga gas field supplies feedstock gas to the Bintulu liquefaction and export project.

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