Fire hits Malaysian gas plant

Petronas Gas is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out on July 16 at the operator’s Santong gas processing plant in Paka, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Petronas Gas Bhd. (PGB) is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out on July 16 at the operator’s Santong gas processing plant in Paka, Terengganu, Malaysia.

The fire, which was confined to a demethanizer column at one of the plants, was completely extinguished by 4:30 a.m. local time on July 17, with no injuries or fatalities reported following the event, PGB said.

PGB is currently working closely with authorities to investigate the cause of the incident, which posed no health-related risks or immediate threat to the surrounding communities.

Without disclosing further details regarding the current state of the affected plant, PGB did confirm there will be no major impact to overall operations at the site as a result of the incident, noting its other gas processing installations would ensure uninterrupted gas supply to customers.

PGB’s operations at Terengganu include six gas plants divided into two complexes: Gas Processing Kertih (GPK) and Gas Processing Santong (GPS). GPK and GPS have a combined gas processing capacity of more than 2 bcfd for production of sales gas, ethane, propane, and butane, PGB said.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@endeavorb2b.com.

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