Petronas gas pipeline.

Petronas gas pipeline.

UPDATED: Unofficial (awaiting official confirmation). Petronas said it was just a regular maintenance not gas leaked as seen on the video.

An amateur video clip taken using smartphone around 4pm today shows ‘fume’ coming out of an underground gas pipeline at KM72 of Bintulu – Miri road, near Suai.

The clips lasted about 27 seconds was shared by Sharon Laoue who lives nearby.

She said there was no sign of maintenance works near the pipeline.

“I was about 500m from where the ‘fume’ was coming and saw no machines or noticeable maintenance activities,” she said.

Sharon initially thought the fume was coming from a factory chimney.

This is particularly disturbing as section of the same pipeline was exploding near Lawas on June 9.

More coming up.