Sabah–Sarawak Gas Pipeline

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The Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from Kimanis in Sabah to Bintulu in Sarawak.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Petronas
  • Parent Company: Petronas
  • Current Capacity: 7.7 billion cubic meters per year
  • Additional proposed capacity: 3.59 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 318 miles / 512 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2014


The pipeline is part of Petronas's "Sabah–Sarawak Integrated Oil and Gas Project", or SOGT.[1] The pipeline transports gas from the SOGT in Kimanis to Bintulu for processing into liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Petronas LNG Complex for export.[2] Construction on the pipeline began in 2011 and was completed in 2014 at a cost of RM4.6 billion.[3]


On June 11, 2014, a section of the pipeline located in between Lawas and Long Sukang in Sarawak exploded and caused a temporary shutdown of the line. No casualties were reported in the incident.[4]

On January 10, 2018, an explosion and gas leak occurred near SK Long Lupin, a school, according to The Borneo Post.[5] According to The Malaysian Insight, however, Petronas admitted that the pipeline had leaked but initially denied that there had been an explosion.[6] "I smelled the gas around 1.30am before hearing a loud explosion. The sound was so loud – like a plane had crashed," said one resident.[5] "We were in a state of panic, but managed to drive to the school (SK Long Luping) about three kilometres away to inform them about the gas leak, prompting the school to evacuate its pupils."[5]

In May 2019 the pipeline was shut down for repairs that would take an estimated two months.[7] In January 2020 a section of the pipeline in the district of Maduri exploed.[8]

Capacity increase

A January 2020 report by Wood McKenzie stated that the pipeline's capacity may be increase to 1,100 million cubic feet per day (12.29 bcm) in the future.[9]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
  2. Sabah - Sarawak Integrated Oil & Gas Project, Petronas, accessed April 2018
  3. "Gas pipeline 'is like the PLUS highway'" (PDF). Bernama. Ministry of Works, Malaysia. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  4. Stephen Then (11 June 2014). "Blast rips Sabah-Sarawak gas pipeline". The Star. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Sabah-Sawawak Gas pipeline explosion, The Borneo Post, Jan. 11, 2018
  6. Lawas residents fear explosion as Sarawak-Sabah gas pipeline leaks again, The Malaysian Insight, Jan. 10, 2018
  7. Malaysia's Petronas shuts Sabah-Sarawak gas pipeline for maintenance, Reuters, May 20, 2019
  8. Joseph Sipalan, Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline Exploded, Situation Under Control, U.S. News, Jan. 13, 2020
  9. MLNG Sabah Sarawak Pipeline, Wood McKenzie, Jan. 17, 2020

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