Speca calls for immediate action to address gas leakage in Miri

Jamel (second right) speaking to reporters during the press conference, while Rahman (second left), Speca secretary Ahmad Sazali Annuar (left) and Speca exco member Hafisz Rachman Drahman (right) look on.

KUCHING, Sept 18: The Sarawak Petroleum Contractors Association (Speca) is calling for the state government and relevant authorities to address the liquefied gas leakage found recently in Canada Hill in Miri, as it is a danger to the public.

According to Speca president Datuk Rahman Lariwoo, the find was nothing new, as it was leftover from previous drilling works activity by the oil corporations.

“Speca has the skills and can come up with the paperwork for the government, or either Petronas and Shell, to repair the leakage found in Canada Hill in Miri, because we do not know who is responsible for this leakage.

“This is not a newly found gas, but a leakage that is harmful to the local community. We hope the government and relevant authorities will take action on this matter, so that it will not be repeated in the future,” he said in a press conference held at a local hotel, today.

Meanwhile, Speca vice president I Jamel Matin also pointed out that the sealing work the liquefied gas leakage in Canada Hill in Miri has to be done properly because the city has become populous.

He said someone has to be held responsible for it and it is important because some of the wells are located close to the local inhabitants.

“We also have to identify the location of other 624 wells all together, fence it off properly, so that the public is aware of it, for their own safety.

“This is something that has to be closed properly, as it involves life and property, considering the growth of Miri. — DayakDaily