KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas is in the midst of conducting a comprehensive evaluation of its Sabah Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP).
The evaluation, which includes tests and assessments on both external and internal parts of the pipeline, could take a few months to complete as it requires an in-depth study and systematic tests to ensure the integrity of the pipeline.
The evaluation is part of Petronas' unwavering commitment to the safety of the SSGP, as well as, the community residing around the pipeline, it said in a statement on Monday.
The group said it would only commence the SSGP operations once the evaluation was completed and all safety criteria are satisfied.
In addition, Petronas has been engaging the communities through continuous briefing sessions to inform them on the progress of remedial efforts being carried out.
This evaluation exercise was undertaken due to a fire incident on June 10, 2014 at the SSGP in the district of Lawas, Sarawak, 135km from the Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT) in Kimanis, Sabah.
A thorough investigation was conducted by various agencies following the incident including the Department of Safety and Health and DNV GL, an independent world leader in Quality Assurance, to ascertain the cause of the incident.
Petronas adheres to stringent safety measures in line with international standards at all time, and would continue to do so wherever it operates, it said.