Malaysia’s Petronas reports fire at SSGP pipeline

February 7, 2023

Dateline 2023-11-17, AsiaOne:

Malaysian state energy company Petronas reported a fire at the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) near Lawas on Wednesday (Nov 16) afternoon, which the Borneo Post online said led to an explosion that killed one person and injured two others.

Petronas could not immediately be reached to comment on the reported fatality and injuries.

The incident is believed to have involved a third-party contractor performing work unrelated to pipeline operations, and a police report has been lodged, Petronas said in a statement.

Petronas says assessing fire damage at Malaysian joint venture with Aramco

February 2, 2023

Dateline 2022-11-01, Reuters:

Malaysian state energy firm Petronas said on Tuesday it was studying the damage to interconnecting pipes caused by a fire last week at its refinery and petrochemical joint venture with Saudi Aramco.

Petronas said last Thursday a fire and explosion occurred at the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) located in the southern Malaysian state of Johor. No casualties were reported.

Fire breaks out at PETRONAS refinery in Johor

January 26, 2023

Fire in Highcastle, Johor.

Dateline 2022-10-27, The Star:

A fire broke out at a PETRONAS oil refinery here, which led to an explosion at 3.24pm on Thursday (Oct 27).

In a statement, PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation Sdn Bhd (PRPC) said the fire broke out at one of the interconnecting pipes located in the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) in Kota Tinggi, Johor.

Diver dies offshore Malaysia at Petronas FPSO

October 17, 2022

Why not a DOSH report? Something to hide? “Unnamed FPSO”, really?

Dateline 2022-07-12, Energy Voice:

A commercial diver has died while performing an adapter mating test on the hull of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel offshore Malaysia, according to a HSE report from national oil company Petronas.

Petronas said the accident was part of the underwater hull repair project for an unnamed FPSO. The work was being carried out in water depths of five to six metres. The accident, which involved a second diver, happened on 5 July 2022.

Anniversary – Deepwater Horizon

April 20, 2022

Safety engineers never forget.

Hajiji launches RM1 billion complex to promote green energy

April 5, 2022

Dateline 2022-02-14, NST:

 The Sabah Maju Jaya Renewable Energy Industrial Complex (SMJREIC) valued at RM1 billion will be constructed on a 10ha piece of land in the Sepanggar Bay Container Port.

Once completed, it will house a centralised edible oil bulking terminal with a capacity of 30,000 metric tonnes.

And it is also the first palm oil refinery complex with a capacity of 100,000 metric tonnes per annum as well as a hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) plant, the first in Malaysia with a capacity of 250,000 metric tonnes per annum producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Court affirms fine against Petronas Carigali over unsafe work system

April 3, 2022

Dateline 2022-02-15, FMT:

The Court of Appeal today affirmed a RM50,000 fine imposed on Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd for failing to secure a safe work system which had caused the death of a worker in Kemaman eight years ago.

A three-member bench chaired by Hanipah Farikullah said there was no appealable error by the High Court, which confirmed the decision of the sessions court.

She said the company did not comply with its own internal guidelines and failed to ensure a contractor complied with the job method statement.

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October 26, 2021

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Malaysia’s Petronas reports fire at LNG complex in Bintulu, operations unaffected

October 7, 2021

Pure speculation on my part, pump fire?

Dateline 2021-09-29, Reuters:

Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas said a fire broke out at its massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Bintulu on Tuesday but that operations were unaffected.

The fire occurred at the sea-cooling water outfall channel located outside the complex’s process area, and was successfully extinguished, Petronas said in a statement on Wednesday.

Cooking gas cylinder blasts not uncommon

September 14, 2021

Considering we hardly every change out the gas cylinder hose, it’s a wonder we aren’t having more cases.

Dateline 2021-08-16, The Sun:

Scarcely is there a home, restaurant or hawker stall in Malaysia that does not have the ubiquitous cooking gas cylinder.

More than half a century has passed since it was first introduced, and accepted as a safe and convenient option to charcoal or firewood for cooking.

However, cases of cooking gas cylinders exploding are not uncommon.

Just last month, a doctor in Penang was caught in a blast that left 95% of his body badly burned. He eventually succumbed to the injuries.