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Media Releases - 2015

12/1/2015

PETRONAS’ EVALUATION OF SSGP ONGOING

PETRONAS wishes to inform that it is in the midst of conducting a comprehensive evaluation of its Sabah – Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP).

 

The evaluation, which includes tests and assessments on both external and internal parts of the pipeline, could take a few months to complete as it requires an in-depth study and systematic tests to ensure the integrity of the pipeline.

 

The evaluation is part of PETRONAS’ unwavering commitment to the safety of the SSGP as well as the community residing around the pipeline. PETRONAS will only commence the SSGP operations once the evaluation is completed and all safety criteria are satisfied.

 

PETRONAS adheres to stringent safety measures in line with international standards at all time, and will continue to do so wherever it operates.

 

In addition, PETRONAS has been engaging the communities through continuous briefing sessions to inform them on the progress of remedial efforts being carried out.

 

This evaluation exercise is undertaken due to the fire incident that had occurred on 10 June 2014 at the SSGP in the district of Lawas, Sarawak, about 135km from the Sabah Oil & Gas Terminal (SOGT) in Kimanis, Sabah.

 

A thorough investigation was conducted by various agencies following the incident including the Department of Safety and Health and DNV GL, an independent world leader in Quality Assurance, to ascertain the cause of the incident.

 

Issued by

 

Media Relations, External Communication

Group Strategic Communications

PETRONAS

 

12 January 2015