Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline

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The Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline was a proposed natural gas pipeline in Malaysia.[1]


The pipeline would run from the Sabah gas terminal in Kimanis, Sabah to Sandakan and Tawau in Sabah.

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Project Details

  • Operator: CNPC
  • Owner: CNPC
  • Parent company: CNPC
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 411 miles / 662 kilometers
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  • Status: Proposed
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In November 2016, China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation, won the contracts to build the 600-km (373-mile) Multi-Products Oil Pipeline along the west coast of peninsular Malaysia, and the 662-km (411-mile) Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline in eastern Sabah state.

In July 2018 the new Pakatan Harapan Government came to power after Barisan Nasional's 61-year rule and made public documents showing that while 88% of the pipeline's RM4.06bil cost had been paid out, only 11.4% of land clearing had been completed. Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin demanded that the money be repaid.[2] In August 2018 the government cancelled both pipelines.[3] In July 2019 it was reported that the government was negotiating to reclaim funds from the pipeline's contractors.[4]

In October 2021, it was reported that the Perikatan Nasional-led government had decided to revive the project on Feb 10, 2021.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. Govt: Complete Sabah pipeline or return the RM3.5bil, The Star, Jul. 28, 2018
  2. Trans Sabah Gas Pipeline: Get our money’s worth, says MP, Free Malaysia Today, Jul. 23, 2018
  3. Shafie: Sabah supports Federal Govt decision to cancel pipeline project, The Star, Aug. 22, 2018
  4. Govt still in talks over Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline, says Guan Eng, The Edge Markets, Jul. 17, 2019
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