Oil Spill Preparedness and Response
PETRONAS is reassessing the effectiveness of our oil spill preparedness and response, and the outcome of the assessment will be used to establish a longer term strategy in this area. As part of ensuring effective preparedness and response, PETRONAS is a Subscribing Member of the Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL). The key benefits of being a Subscribing Member of the OSRL includes guaranteed round the clock response to rapid aerial dispersant spraying facilities, one of the most effective methods of combating a major oil spill anywhere around the world.
PETRONAS organised a two-day workshop on Dispersant in Oil Spill Response at Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan in February 2011, in collaboration with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) and Petroleum Industry of Malaysia Mutual Aid Group (PIMMAG).
The workshop brought together oil spill response practitioners from around the region to enhance the industry’s understanding of the dispersants used to combat oil spills more effectively.
Environmental Complaints Management
Recently, PETRONAS introduced a new guideline to manage environmental complaints such as odour and noise in our domestic operations to improve effective complaints management and provide faster response and mitigation in our areas of operation.
Integrated Environmental Site Management
Integrated Environmental Site Management (IESM) is a systematic approach for PETRONAS to manage our activities at land-based sites to prevent, minimise and control the risk of land and groundwater contamination. Since the roll out of the IESM in 2010, PETRONAS has completed a risk screening programme involving our fuel storage depots in Malaysia which were ranked accordingly for follow up actions to reduce any further contamination risk. Plans are in place to conduct similar risk screenings for fuel retail stations domestically.
Learn more from our latest Sustainability Report.