December 17, 2018
Dateline 2018-11-02, SPGlobal:
Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas has completed its first LNG bunkering operation at the Pengerang LNG terminal, an achievement that reaffirms the company’s efforts to compete in a key growing segment, where neighboring Singapore has invested heavily.
November 23, 2018
Dateline 2018-09-26, O&GJ:
The jointly held Saudi Aramco–Petronas $27-28-billion Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) in southeastern Johor, Malaysia, has received its first delivery of crude oil at Pengerang Deepwater Terminal 2, marking the transition into the commissioning phase for startup of the 300,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) project (OGJ Online, Mar. 29, 2018).
Pengerang Refining & Petrochemical (PRefChem)—an alliance of Petronas and Aramco that includes the two joint ventures Pengerang Refining Co. Sdn. Bhd. and Pengerang Petrochemical Co. Sdn. Bhd.—received a cargo of 2 million bbl of crude supplied by Petronas and Aramco on Sept. 24 that will be used for commissioning and testing activities at the refinery, which are scheduled to begin in October, Aramco said.
June 28, 2018
Dateline 2018-05-16, Saudi Gazette:
Nasional Berhad (Petronas), the national oil company of Malaysia and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) Moday launched “PRefChem”, the corporate identity for their joint ventures in the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) located in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia. PRefChem comprises Pengerang Refining Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem Refining) and Pengerang Petrochemical Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem Petrochemical), both will be collectively known as “PRefChem”.
Petronas and Saudi Aramco had earlier in March 2018 concluded the Share Purchase Agreement for equal ownership and participation in the operations of the refinery, cracker and selected petrochemical facilities in the PIC.
March 27, 2018
Dateline 2018-02-15, NST:
PENGERANG in Kota Tinggi, Johor, has an abundance of natural resources and unique landforms. It was a place when once upon a time bauxite was extracted and was also famous as a fishing area and for its lobsters.
There is also Desaru, a favourite beach haunt among locals and Singaporeans — at least until the mid-90s.
But despite the seasonal economic activities, not much can be said about the little sub-district. Just like other small “sleepy hollows”, revellers came and went and many young locals, in search of greener pastures, looked elsewhere outside Pengerang.
November 30, 2017
Dateline 2017-10-24, NST:
Investments in the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) are expected to generate RM8.3 billion to the country’s Gross National Income (GNI) by 2020.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said of the amount, the Petronas’s Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) would be the biggest contributor in the oil and gas hub.
“PIPC is a strategically important project for the government. PIC, which I consider as the heart of the PIPC, will play a role to encourage new growth under the country’s Economic Transformation Programme.
“This will eventually create the basis for a more dynamic and progressive oil and gas downstream industries in Malaysia in the future.
“PIC is expected to generate a rapid growth in the development of the value chain of the downstream industry,” said Najib, adding that he was informed that as at the end of September, the PIC was 77 per cent completed.
October 12, 2017
Any may I complement Izhar Hifnei Ismail on his eloquence, and when will he do a photo op with me? Muar boleh!
Dateline 2017-08-31, Japan Times:
The PIPC sits on a 20,000-acre piece of land in Pengerang, in Malaysia’s Johor state. The PIPC is designed to accommodate downstream oil and gas industrial facilities such as refineries and petrochemical plants, deep-water terminal and storage tanks, naphtha crackers, regasification plants and supporting facilities, as well as manufacturing plants and industrial parks.
To be developed in phases, the PIPC covers both core and non-core downstream activities. Included in the PIPC master plan are designated areas for related support services such as a plastic and fine chemicals park, a light and medium industrial park, a waste management center, an emergency response center, a logistics hub, a commercial hub and others.
The striking attraction of the PIPC lies in the robust design of the PIPC master plan that strives to enable and promote future growth and sustainability, by offering a wide spectrum of investment opportunities targeted at downstream oil and gas players.
April 6, 2017
Dateline 2017-02-24, Malay Mail:
The subdistrict of Pengerang in Johor thrives as a downstream oil and gas industry hub, with investment worth billions of ringgit as a result of brilliant strategies introduced by Johor Petroleum Development Corporation Berhad (JPDC).
JPDC, a subsidiary of Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), has a big hand in the development of the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC).
The complex situated in Pengerang, which sprawls over 8,093 hectares of land, is an integrated hub with an investment potential of RM221 billion (US$52 billion). Its facilities include liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petrol storage tanks, petrochemical plant, regasification plant, refinery, power plant and facilities to decompose naphthalene.
“JPDC is optimistic that it will attract more investment to PIPC,” said its chief executive Mohd Yazid Jaafar.