Petros investing RM4 bln in Bintulu, Samalaju, Miri gas hubs

Infographic showing the four gas hubs in Sarawak.

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, May 14: Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) is investing RM4 billion in gas hubs in Bintulu, Samalaju and Miri in the next three years.

Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Resources and Urban Development II Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan revealed that RM100 million will be used to deliver gas to Bintulu town by expanding the trunkline and gas network.


The project is expected to benefit more than 28,000 households, as well as commercial and industrial customers.

He said RM1 billion will be designated to develop the Samalaju Pipeline (SPL) project.

“The proposed 65km pipeline will transport natural gas from Bintulu to the Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP).

“The project Engineering Procurement Construction Installation and Commissioning Contract was awarded in December 2023 and is currently under the Detailed Design phase. The SPL project is on track for the first gas in SIP by the end of 2025,” said Awang Tengah who is also Bakit Sari assemblyman (GPS-PBB).

Another RM2.5 billion, he said, will be used to develop the 500 MW Miri Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Power Plant.

The CCGT Power Plant, he said, is expected to be commissioned by Q4 2027 and will connect to Sarawak Energy’s Tudan substation to supplement the energy demand for northern Sarawak.

“The Power Plant is expected to create more than 100 direct job opportunities during the operational phase,” said Awang Tengah.

He added that Sarawak holds huge potential in resource-based sector where the Sarawak government will further unlock the opportunities and potential of this sector for the participation of foreign and domestic investors.

“Petros continues to be actively involved in upstream activities especially in rejuvenating onshore exploration and commercialisation.

“To date, Petros is already participating in 18 Sarawak blocks. This will sustain the long-term supply of natural gas to realise the SGR,” said Awang Tengah. — DayakDaily