Baru Bian concerned over Mulu, Baram gas pipe leak

March 16, 2020

Dateline 2020-01-13, Malay Mail:

Ba’Kelalan state assemblyman Baru Bian today expressed his concern at the latest report of a fourth leakage along the Petronas Sabah Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) which occurred between Long Kawa and Ba Selulung in Mulu, Baram yesterday evening.

“I am also equally relieved that no one was hurt in this major incident,” the federal works minister said.

He said he was informed that SSGP Block Valve 112 was shut down about 2am at dawn this morning, as pressure dropped at both upstream and downstream Block Valve 112, indicating pipeline leakage and rupture.

Petronas says fire at east Malaysian gas pipeline under control

March 15, 2020

Dateline 2020-01-13, Reuters:

Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas said on Monday that a fire on the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline in East Malaysia had been controlled.

The fire has been brought under control and Petronas “is closely monitoring the situation”, the company said in a statement.

A fire and rescue department official earlier reported that an explosion had taken place the 500-kilometre long pipeline on Sunday.

Gas issues could spur exploration offshore Malaysia

July 23, 2019

Dateline 2019-06-24, Offshore:

Malaysia’s need for additional gas supplies could trigger a new round of upstream investment in Southeast Asia, according to Wood Mackenzie.

There have been multiple breakdowns in the Sabah-Sarawak gas pipeline and Petronas’ large Kasawari gas project offshore Sarawak has still to receive the go-ahead.

This has resulted in a short-term supply problem for Malaysia’s Bintulu MLNG plant, and the shortage could continue until at least 2025, when new fields are due to come onstream such as Kasawari, Jerun, Timi, Rosmari, and Marjoram.


Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline Shit for Maintenance

June 29, 2019

Yes, I have the evidence to prove it. I suggest that firing your spell checker is not a good idea.

Dateline 2019-05-21, AOG:

Malaysia’s state oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd said on Tuesday it has shut the Sabah-Sarawak gas pipeline that feeds gas to its liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex at Bintulu in the state of Sarawak as part of maintenance work.

Operations will resume when the maintenance work is completed, said Petronas, as the company is popularly known, in a statement, without specifying how long works would take.

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Malaysia’s Sabah-Sarawak gas pipeline shut for repairs: sources

June 21, 2019

Dateline 2019-05-14, Business Times:

[SINGAPORE] Malaysia’s state oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd has temporarily shut the Sabah-Sarawak pipeline that feeds gas to its liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex at Bintulu in the state of Sarawak, two industry sources said on Tuesday.

The 500-kilometre pipeline that transports gas from Kimanis in Sabah state to the LNG plant in Sarawak was shut from the start of May for repairs that will take about two months, one of the sources with knowledge of the matter said.

This has slowed production at the Bintulu plant, and potentially will curb spot LNG exports from Malaysia, a second source told Reuters.


Fire at Sabah-Sarawak gas pipeline, no explosion or casualties reported

June 18, 2019

Dateline 2018-05-08, The Star:

A fire occurred at the Sabah-Sarawak interstate gas pipeline near the remote Long Segemang village in Lawas district in northernmost Sarawak early Wednesday (May 8).

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department in its latest updates said the incident happened at 1.37am.

“Bomba in Lawas town was alerted to the fire at 1.37am and deployed firefighters to the site.

“The fire was spotted at a section of the pipeline where there was a leak.”Bomba Lawas team left at 3am after the fire was contained,” said Bomba Sarawak.


Petronas begins investigation of gas pipeline leak

February 20, 2018

Dateline 2018-01-12, Malaysian Insight:

PETRONAS and representatives from relevant government agencies and local authorities have begun investigating the cause of Wednesday’s gas leak on its Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP), the company said today.

While the national petroleum company was mum on the cause of the leak, Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Awang Tengah Ali Hassan said the initial report he received indicated there was a rupture on the pipeline caused by “shifting earth”.


Gas leak at Petronas SSGP in Lawas

February 18, 2018

Dateline 2018-01-10, Malay Mail Online:

A gas leak occurred at 1.45am today at Petronas Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) located in Long Luping, Lawas district in Limbang Division.

Petronas Sabah and Labuan Regional Office Media Relation said the emergency response team had been mobilised  and put the situation under control, with all relevant authorities having been informed the matter.


Brighter prospects ahead for the oil and gas sector

December 12, 2017

I have been reliably informed that SOGEC is not related to MOGEC, or MOGSC. Lesson learnt: go register trademarks before someone beats you to the punch.

Dateline 2017-10-28, NST:

The government has done much to ensure people in the four oil and gas producing states in Malaysia are actively involved in the sector.

Sabah Oil and Gas Services Council vice chairman Datuk Albert Boyou said a review of the royalty would do no harm but there is more that can be tapped from the industry.

In Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman has been instrumental in pushing for greater participation in the oil and gas sector through Petronas as well as provide opportunities for more people in the state, he said.

“Previously this was hardly the case and opportunities in the sector were hard to come by,” he said adding this was evident with the development of the many major projects that came since Musa took office in 2003.

Key developments in the state include Sabah Oil and Gas Industrial Park (SOGIP) which has attracted RM11 billion in investments, Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT) in Kimanis as well as the 500km Sabah, Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) that links Bintulu, Sarawak.

Longhouses near gas pipeline given fire safety talk

May 6, 2017

How exactly would these talks decrease the risks to the longhouses?

Dateline 2017-04-24, Borneo Post:

Zone 6 of the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) and Sabah Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) recently held a fire safety campaign for longhouses along the gas pipeline in Niah near here.

It was held at Clarence Unjun longhouse and involved fire safety working committees from nearby longhouses – Merudi Jalin longhouse, Robert Antas Gani longhouse, Sabang Empungan longhouse and Ngalantar Senggaling longhouse, including Clarence Unjun longhouse.

The campaign included auditing longhouses close to the SSGP gas pipeline to assess their level of fire safety.

The longhouse residents were taught on the security measures around the gas pipeline by SSGP and given fire safety talk and demonstration on how to use fire extinguishers by Bomba.