Petronas, Malaysia’s state energy company, reported Tuesday that a fire broke out at its vast liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Bintulu, but operations remained unaffected.
The fire began in the sea-cooling water outfall channel outside the complex’s process area and was extinguished successfully, Petronas said in a statement on Wednesday.
Five contractors were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment following the event. The corporation stated that they had all been discharged.
It stated that an investigation into the incident’s cause has been launched.
The Bintulu factory, located in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, has an annual capacity of around 30 million tonnes and serves customers including Japan and China.
The fire comes as LNG prices have risen sharply as a result of a global supply shortage. On Tuesday, Asian spot LNG prices increased to well than US$32 per million British thermal units (mmBtu), the third highest level on record.
Published by Zack Baharum