PowerGas plans to appeal against $1.5 million fine imposed for gas leak

SINGAPORE - According to investigations conducted by the Energy Market Authority, a statutory board, the high pressure gas pipeline was damaged on April 23 last year. A contractor carrying out tunnelling works on the island had used an outdated gas pipeline plan provided by PowerGas, it said. It added that the hefty penalty was meted out as the incident could have resulted in very serious consequences to public safety and system security (and also) disrupted the gas supply to several users on Jurong Island.

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