December 10, 2011
I like it that an opinion for a Maju Junction blast is out, but not for the Subang Empire blast.
The gas explosion two days ago at a restaurant at the Maju Junction shopping centre is believed to have been due to shoddy maintenance, said Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim.
He said restaurant operators or building owners who opted to use piped gas need to regularly maintain the system to prevent gas leaks that might cause explosions.
“Such a process is necessary for safety; piped gas is different from a normal gas tank as the pipe can leak without continuous maintenance,” he told reporters after the launch of a seminar on fire safety engineering design here Tuesday.
April 10, 2011
Can anyone explain why there was a “late notice” to PETRONAS’s customers?
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) says Petronas’ natural gas upstream facilities shutdown will lead to several manufacturing companies having to reduce their gas consumption significantly from March 30 to April 12 and April 29 to May 10.
While FMM said the significant reduction of gas supply to both the power sector and manufacturers was unavoidable due to the necessity in carrying out major maintenance work at the upstream facilities, the late notification has caused anxiety among manufacturers and uncertainty for companies that have orders to meet.
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July 22, 2010
I think allowing market forces to determine the price of gas would go a long way to addressing the issue. ‘Course, that would me we would want to sell all our gas to Singapore or Thailand, but what’s a powerless, air conditionless dark night between citizens?
From Bernama, dateline 2010-07-14:
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) together with the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) will be putting up a joint paper to address the gas supply issue, its minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Tuesday.
“We are engaging with the EPU on the gas issue. We know that many industries are dependent on gas. We understand the problems, they want some certainty and transparency in terms of supply,” he told reporters after a dialogue session with players from the chemicals and petrochemicals industry here.
Mustapa said MITI was working with EPU to come up with a proposal that would update the Cabinet on two issues, namely the current gas supply situation in Malaysia and to resolve the short-term problems.