Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Investigation underway after natural gas pipeline explodes in Sarawak, Malaysia.

An investigation is underway after a section of pipeline carrying natural gas exploded in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, Borneo, exploded at about 2.00 am local time on Tuesday 10 June 2014. There are no reports of any injuries relating to the event, but nearby homes have been evacuated and there are reports of damage to houses and vehicles. The pipeline belongs to national oil company Petronas, and is used to transport natural gas from Kimanis in Sabah to Bintulu in northern Sarawak, where it is refined for export, a distance of about 600 km. The section of pipeline that exploded is between Lawas and Long Sukang.

Flames from the Petronas pipeline near Lawas, Sarawak, early on Tuesday 10 June 2014. The Star.

The approximate location of the 20 June 2014 pipeline explosion. Google Maps.

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