Turning Johor into a Downstream Oil and Gas Hub

November 24, 2022

Dateline 2022-09-XX, The Star:

IN line with its vision to establish Johor as a sustainable, world-class downstream oil and gas hub, Johor Petroleum Development Corp Bhd (JPDC) has established the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) in Pengerang, Johor – 93 sq km industrial area dedicated for downstream oil and gas activities.

PIPC serves as an ideal zone to grow downstream oil and gas activities in Johor, given its strategic location with sufficient water depth for sea transportation of crude oil and liquid products, proximity to international shipping lanes, closeness to Singapore – an established trading centre for oil and gas products, as well as infrastructure to support downstream oil and gas activities.

Southeast Asia’s biggest solar energy park coming up in Johor

March 16, 2021

What exactly can you do at SE park? Have you been to your local cogen electricity park lately?

Dateline 2021-02-28, FMT:

Johor is set to become a major producer of eco-friendly energy in Southeast Asia with the opening of a RM1.4 billion solar energy park in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi.

The park, named after Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, will be the biggest of its kind in the region with a capacity of 450MW, the ruler said today.

He said the solar park is the first large-scale private investment project secured by the state for 2021 and was a result of his efforts to encourage investment and economic development for the state.

Oil, gas plant explodes, leaves 5 killed in S. Malaysia

May 11, 2020

Catchier title.

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.”

Johor crown prince rebuts PM Mahathir, insists Johor was not informed about shipping hub project

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.

PM: Johor govt aware of STS transfer hub project

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.

Platts to include Malaysia’s Pengerang terminal in Singapore pricing process

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.


JCorp to make oil and gas core business

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.

Malaysia, Singapore to cooperate in oil spill control

November 24, 2012

Dateline 2012-11-10:

 Malaysia and Singapore today agreed to further enhance collaboration in the prevention and control of oil spill in the Straits of Johor, and continue to organise a joint emergency response exercise to counter chemical spill at the second crossing.

These are among of the cooperation discussed and agreed upon between Malaysian Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Douglas Unggah Embas and his counterpart Singapore Environment and Water Resources Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan at the two-day 25th Malaysia-Singapore Annual Exchange of Visits held here today, said a joint statement by both ministers.

It said Malaysia agreed to organise the 9th Joint Emergency Response Exercise under the Emergency Response Plan for Chemical Spill at the Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing, tentatively in the third quarter of next year.

It will provide a good opportunity for both countries to test and improve further their existing response plan, said the statement.

Malaysian Pengerang oil terminal on track for Jan 2014 start: partners

September 6, 2012

Dateline 2012-08-17:

The Malaysian oil storage terminal at Pengerang in the southern state of Johor is on track for a planned January 2014 start-up after the completion of land reclamation work and the commencement of work on jetties, a spokesman for the terminal operator said Friday.

The terminal is being developed by a joint venture between Dutch oil and chemicals storage provider Vopak (49%) and Malaysian terminal operator Dialog (51%), Pengerang Terminals Sdn. Bhd., which will also operate the facility once it is completed. The two partners own the facility through a second joint venture with the Johor government, which owns 10%.

The terminal will initially have a capacity of 1.3 million cubic meters of storage, with plans for a further 1 million cu m in a later expansion of the project’s first phase. A Vopak official said in April that work on the terminal had commenced, with the cost of the project pegged at $620 million.

Petronas’ Rapid project to meet high demand

May 18, 2012

Yes, this is outdated.

Dateline 2012-05-10:

The US$20 billion refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) project to be undertaken by Petronas in southern Johor will be timely in meeting burgeoning demand for energy and petrochemical products especially in Asia in the next 20 years.

To be launched by His Royal Highness the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar on Sunday, the project would also enhance both Malaysia’s and the region’s petrochemical industry, attracting investments from world class oil, gas and petrochemical firms.