PETRONAS PROBING CAUSE OF SGGP FIRE IN ULU BARAM

RUDY RUKIMIN RAMBLI

MIRI, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- A fire occurred at the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) at 1.59 am today,  approximately four kilometres from Long Selulong, Ulu Baram, here.

Petronas in a brief statement tonight said the fire had been under control and it was closely monitoring the situation.

“We would like to inform that no injuries were reported, the relevant authorities have been notified and we will continue to engage with the communities in the surrounding area,” it said, adding that an investigation on the incident was currently ongoing.  

“We wish to assure the public that safety of the people and environment remains our utmost priority and concern,” Petronas said in the same statement.

Meanwhile, Works Minister Baru Bian has expressed concern over the incident as this is the fourth after the one at Long Segaman, Lawas in May 2019.

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Baru, who is the assemblyman for Ba’Kelalan, situated in Lawas district, said the latest incident had caused much uneasiness and triggered fear for many residents living in close proximity to the pipeline.

The five Penan villages near the location of the latest incident in Ulu Baram are Long Kawa, Long Siang, Ba Selulung, Long Kevok and Long Urang.

“I request for a swift and thorough investigation into how fires could erupt along the pipeline, and that I be fully briefed on the same soonest,” he said in a statement in response to the latest incident today.

For the record, the 512km SSGP transports gas from Kimanis in Sabah to Bintulu in Sarawak for processing into liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Petronas LNG complex for export.

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TAGS : Petronas, SSGP, Fire, Baru, Investigation