Explosion and fire injures two in Petronas’ Pengerang complex

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A fire and explosion took place at on Friday, April 12, at the oil and gas Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) in Johor, Malaysia.

According to media reports, two men were injured after a fire and explosion occurred in the early hours of the morning at Petronas’ Pengarang complex.

The Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) is a megaproject development in Pengerang, Malaysia, which spans over an area of 80 square kilometers and houses oil refineries, petrochemical plants, LNG terminal, and a regasification plant.

The incident occurred at 1:25 AM at the complex but was contained within 30 minutes. The Star reported that the two injured men worked as security guards at the site. Media reports suggested that the explosion was started by a leaking gas tank while Malaysian news agency Bernama stated that more than ten houses near Pengerang were damaged.

Petronas confirmed that the incident occurred via social media later in the day and stated that the situation was under control and that all relevant authorities were informed.

Local police added in a statement that Petronas’ emergency response team doused the fire at 2:15 AM using five Fire and Rescue Department vehicles and 30 officers.

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