Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline
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The Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline was a proposed natural gas pipeline in Malaysia that has been cancelled.
The pipeline would run from the Sabah gas terminal in Kimanis, Sabah to Sandakan and Tawau in Sabah.
- Operator: CNPC
- Parent Company: CNPC
- Current Capacity:
- Proposed capacity:
- Length: 411 miles / 662 kilometers
- Status: Cancelled
- Start Year:
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. In August 2018 the government cancelled both pipelines. In July 2019 it was reported that the government was negotiating to reclaim funds from the pipeline's contractors.
Articles and resources
- Govt: Complete Sabah pipeline or return the RM3.5bil, The Star, Jul. 28, 2018
- Trans Sabah Gas Pipeline: Get our money’s worth, says MP, Free Malaysia Today, Jul. 23, 2018
- Shafie: Sabah supports Federal Govt decision to cancel pipeline project, The Star, Aug. 22, 2018
- Govt still in talks over Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline, says Guan Eng, The Edge Markets, Jul. 17, 2019