Friday, December 16, 2011
Special Feature (4): What is going to happen to Pengerang?
We saw the oil rigs on the sea around the shore of Pengerang since years ago. It was really a very bad news for many of us who are from there, disregard whether we are still staying there or not, there will be some kind of refinery & petrochemical project in this regions.
Some of my old friends who remain to stay in Sungai Rengit show concerns over the land acquisition at different kampung in the region.
For us, this is our hometown. For people like my around 80 years old grandmother, where do you expect her to go eventhough if there are reasonable compensation for the relocation? She have lived all her lives here, this is the only place she knows. Her children had offered to bring her away to the cities where they are staying, but she choosen to stay here, just with an Indonesian maid, despite of her poor health. Why one thinks she wanted to stay alone here? Because this is her HOME. Money buy house and land, but not home.
Even if the town remains there, but with a oil refinery nearby, can you imagine that kind of living condition? Staying in an industrial park!
I really dont care about the economy contribution or jobs creations or whatever things generated from this project. I just hope my hometown can remain as a peaceful and quiet small village, with its slow pace life style. I personally think this project will wipe out my hometown and only now that, i can understand how people feel when they are asked to be relocated from their home. Well, i am not even staying there anymore, imagine those who are staying there!
I came acrosed this some where else, but this is very closed to how i feel about my hometown:
Being born and bred here, naturally we hold this small place closed to our heart with beautiful memories of growing up, gorgeous landscape, unique lifestyle and harmonious people. For many who chosen to stay, nothing is more important than the unhurried, steady and unrestricted life. Each day, they are among friends and life is the way they see it.
(柔佛‧新山8日訊）柔佛州務大臣拿督阿都干尼透露，州政府已經設立一個名為“柔州石油與天然氣單位（Unit Minyak dan Gas Negeri Johor）”，以監督及落實邊佳蘭成為本區域的石油與天然氣工業樞紐中心的計劃。
他說，這種有目標性的吸引外資，將能在柔佛州產生工業聚集區效應；這包括在迪沙魯設立生物谷產業聚集區（Kluster BioValley）；在南部工業物流園區（SiLC）開發BioExel產品；以及在五灣（Teluk Ramunia）發展成為另一個石油工業樞紐。
Petronas’ RM50b RAPID investment
Najib (left) and Petronas president & chief executive officer Datuk Shamsul Azhar Abbas after the announcement of the project at the Petronas headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. The prime minister says the project is larger than the combined capacities of Petronas’ existing refineries in Malacca and Kerteh (pic by Shahrin Yahya)
The proposed Petroliam Nasional Bhd's (Petronas) US$20 billion (around RM50 billion) Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) in Pengerang, southern Johor, is expected to benefit oil and gas (O&G) players like Dialog Group Bhd and Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PCGB).
Dialog, an integrated specialist in technical services in the O&G and petrochemical industry, already has a major presence in Pengerang and the O&G construction segment, said equity analysts.
The company stands to benefit from the RM50 billion investment by Petronas, said an analyst with a local investment bank.
Dialog already has an ongoing terminal project in Pengerang. It has established a significant presence in the downstream segment and has a track record of building various Petronas’ plants across the country.
The terminal is also expected to generate RM1.6 billion in gross national income by 2020.....
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Malaysia - Petronas RAPID project
Petronas Rapid Project - feasibility study ready by 2011 year end.
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) will make its investment decision by the last quarter of next year for its proposed integrated downstream oil and gas project that has been earmarked with a capital expenditure of US$20bil (RM60bil).
It announced yesterday that it was undertaking a feasibility study for the development of a refinery and petrochemical integrated development (Rapid) in Pengerang, Johor. The announcement confirmed a breaking story by StarBiz on Wednesday.
Petronas’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Shamsul Azhar Abbas, told a media briefing after the unveiling of the project that the feasibility study would be completed by the end of this year.
Key facilities under Rapid would include a crude oil refinery, a naphtha cracker and a petrochemical and polymer complex, with Petronas also considering the possibility of developing a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving and re-gasification terminal. The project was mooted on anticipation of strong future growth in the demand for differentiated and specialty chemicals, which will enhance Malaysia's petrochemical industry.
“We will make a decision before the end of this year about developing the LNG in Johor. The LNG import terminal in Malacca will be ready by end-June next year, and we are going to introduce open access (which means that Petronas will no longer have a monopoly). So any parties that wants to bring in LNG or gas, can do so,” he said.
The aim of the LNG in Johor would be to cater to the energy needs of the Rapid complex and help diversify the sources of gas supply to meet existing and future demands in Peninsular Malaysia. The new LNG re-gasification terminal will involve receiving facilities for LNG carriers and a new pipeline to tie-in to the existing Peninsular Gas Utilisation system.
“We are no longer going into basic commodities, which is a sunset industry,” said Shamsul.
The national oil major said naphtha-based feedstock provided the opportunity to capture demand growth and that diversifying the feedstock sources would ensure robustness and business sustainability. An analyst told StarBizWeek that local oil and gas service providers would benefit from engineering, procurement and construction contracts that would be dished out from the Rapid project.
“Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd will also benefit from this project tremendously, as it seeks to move up in the value chain and look for better yielding product,” he added.