West Natuna Natural Gas Supply Fully Restored

Singapore, Dec 05, 2003

SembCorp Gas announces that the supply of natural gas from West Natuna, disrupted due to a leak in the sub-sea pipeline discovered on November 14, 2003 has been fully restored. This follows the successful repair of the leak by pipeline operator, ConocoPhillips Indonesia, on December 4, 2003.

A detailed investigation with respect to the cause of the leak, which occurred about 80 meters underwater, is being undertaken by ConocoPhillips Indonesia to ensure that such an incident will not occur again.

With gas supplies fully restored, SembCorp Gas’ power generation customers now receive the full amount of gas supply.

The pipeline leak in Indonesian waters did not affect SembCorp Gas’ supply of natural gas to its 51 industrial customers, who have been receiving an uninterrupted and continuous supply of gas throughout this period.

SembCorp Gas, Singapore’s first commercial importer and distributor of natural gas, imports 325 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of natural gas from West Natuna in Indonesia via a 640-kilometre sub-sea pipeline to SembGas’ receiving terminal in Jurong Island.


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For media enquiries, contact:

Ms Goh Wan Cheng
Senior Executive, Corporate Communications
Tel: 6750 1971
Fax: 6750 1918
Email: wancheng@sembutilities.com

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