May 11, 2020
Dateline 2020-03016, Menafn:
Based on local media reports, the Pengerang Integrated Complex near Kota Tinggi in Malaysia’s southern state of Johor reported five of its personnel killed as fire flared up in the complex on Sunday.
Few hours before Sunday midnight, the state operations center had received an emergency call reporting the blast, Johor state Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Pauzan Ahmad declared.
Bernama state news agency cited Ahmad as saying “Upon arriving at the location, the team found that an explosion and fire occurred at the plant diesel hydrotreater unit which uses hydrogen to remove sulphur waste from raw diesel.”
May 18, 2019
Dateline 2019-04-02, Channel News Asia:
The crown prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim on Tuesday (Apr 2) hit back at Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for saying that the southern state has been aware of a new shipping hub project.
In a hard-hitting Facebook post, the royal stated that Dr Mahathir was “acting unconstitutionally” over the project, which would see the world’s largest ship-to-ship transfer hub being constructed in Johor Bahru’s port waters.
The crown prince noted that land and water matters are the state’s prerogative. He insisted that the royal family and the state government were not told of the project earlier.
“Whoever who says that Johor is aware is lying,” he said, without naming Dr Mahathir.
May 16, 2019
Dateline 2019-04-03, Malaysia Reserve:
The Johor government is aware of the US$180 million (RM734.4 million) ship-to-ship (STS) transfer hub development in the waters of Johor, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The prime minister (PM) said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian is aware of the project and the development planned in the waters of the state.
“He had mentioned about this when he met me yesterday. This project has been discussed over a long time…I thought everyone knows about it,” he said at the signing ceremony between KA Petra Sdn Bhd and Hutchison Port Holdings Ltd in Putrajaya yesterday.
Dr Mahathir was responding to claims by Gerakan Muafakat Johor that the Johor state government has no knowledge of the project.
May 8, 2015
And, introducing in the red corner, Singapore GIC’s next takeover target:
Dateline 2015-03-30, Rueters:
Oil pricing agency Platts said on Monday it will include the Pengerang oil terminal in the southern Malaysian state of Johor in its Singapore price assessment process from May 1.
The move is expected to offer traders more flexibility in loading cargoes and improve market liquidity, traders said.
Apart from landed storage tanks in Singapore, Platts currently recognises loadings from Pasir Gudang, Tanjung Langsat, Tanjung Bin and certain floating storage units in nearby waters for its Singapore price assessment process.
June 7, 2014
PetroJ? JetPetrol? JCP? Can you get more MRSM Muar alumni into this deal?
Dateline 2014-04-18, Malaysia Chronicle:
Johor Corporation (JCorp), which expects to list its oil and gas unit E.A. Technique (M) Bhd by the third quarter of this year, expects to make oil and gas its core business by 2017, according to its president and CEO Datuk Kamaruzzaman Abu Kassim (pix).
“We have to build our foundation first, hopefully by 2016 or 2017, it (oil and gas business) will become our core business,” he told a press conference here yesterday in conjunction with the launch of its 2013 annual report.
“Now we’re providing liquid jetty services and developing for marine support activities at our Tanjung Langsat port and industrial complex, which could complement the Pengerang Terminal project.
“As long as Petronas continues with its investment, the state has a role to make sure the development of the area will be according to the plan,” Kamaruzzaman added.
February 11, 2010
Here’s a new source of information, Brunei fm, dateline 2010-02-03:
JOHOR BAHARU, MALAYSIA, Feb 3 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Plans by the southern Malaysian state of Johor to become the western Pacific region’s leading oil and gas hub by 2025 will receive a major boost with the opening of a speciality steel pipe manufacturing plant in the state this weekend.
The 250 million Ringgit (one USD = about 3.4 Ringgit) investment by Erndtebrucker Eisenwerk GmbH & Co KG (EEW) of Germany, is the first of several major new investments in the state’s oil and gas sector.
Anyone visit Johor often?