Trans Thailand–Malaysia Gas Pipeline

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The Trans Thailand-Malaysia Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]

Location

The pipeline runs from offshore fields in the Thai-Malaysian Joint Development Area (JDA) in the Gulf of Thailand to a separation plant in Chana district, southern Thailand, and then on to the Thai-Malaysian border where it joins the Malaysian gas grid.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Trans Thai-Malaysia (Thailand) Limited; Trans Thai-Malaysia (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • Parent Company: Petronas
  • Current Capacity: 7.7 billion cubic meters per year
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 266 miles / 428 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2007

Background

The Trans Thailand Malaysia (TTM) gas pipeline and separation project was begun in February 2000 to transport and process natural gas from the gas reserves in Malaysia's joint development area (JDA). The pipeline became operational in 2007.[2]

Human Rights Abuses

According to a September 2005 report by Friends of the Earth (FOE), human rights abuses occurred during construction of the pipeline, including a 2002 incident in which police attacked protestors attempting to give a letter to the Thai prime minister, and a 2003 incident in which an adolescent who had taken a photograph of a construction site was attacked and suffered a cracked skull, and remained unconscious for two days in a hospital.[3]

The FOE report also found that the Trans Thailand-Malaysia company (TTM) had illegally blocked off and fenced off public lands in violation of Thai law. TTM was found to have forged documents to secure a strip of common beachfront land identified in official land documents as public land which could not be legally be sold.[3]

Articles and resources

References

  1. Trans Thailand-Malaysia Gas Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
  2. Thai-Malaysian Pipeline and Gas Separation Plant, Hydrocarbons Technology, accessed April 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 Barclays, Human Rights and the Trans Thai-Malaysia Gas Pipeline, Friends of the Earth, September 2005

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