Petros multi-fuel station in Sarawak near completion – petrol, diesel, hydrogen and electric under one roof

Petros multi-fuel station in Sarawak near completion – petrol, diesel, hydrogen and electric under one roof

The country will soon have its first integrated fuelling station with the introduction of a Petroleum Sarawak (Petros) multi-fuel station in Sarawak. Announced last year, work on the multi-fuel facility – which will cater to vehicles powered by conventional fossil fuels (petrol and diesel), electricity or hydrogen – looks to be nearing completion, as suggested by photos from a Facebook post by Jonathan Ding.

The station, located in Darul Hana, Kuching, is the first of six planned for the state. They will be built by SEDC Energy, a subsidiary of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and will be operated by state-owned Petros.

As reported previously, the second station will also be located in Kuching, at the Batu Kawah New Township, while the four other stations will be in Sri Aman, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri.

The multi-fuel stations will offer regular petrol and diesel as well as water-based hydrogen refuelling and electric charging for EVs, which from the photos look set to utilise units from EV charging solutions provider ChargeEV. The stations have been designed to be able to be fully converted to electric charging and hydrogen refuelling in the future, when the usage of battery and fuel cell vehicles have increased.

According to SEDC, the Petros multi-fuel stations are expected to minimise labour and will be very much tech driven, with Internet of Things (IoT) systems, automated sensors, big data analytics and cashless payments with integration to existing platforms such as Sarawak Pay set to feature heavily.

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Comments

  • untak gawa on Nov 18, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    The Sarawak state government is already pushing to be ahead of the peninsula dominated federal government in the alternative energy infrastructure. It does not even want to wait for the national oil company Petronas, by setting up its own Petros. Bravo!

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    • Loser of Uhud War leader only has adopted children on Nov 18, 2021 at 2:58 pm

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      • Later the Winner of Uhud War became a Muslim Warrior until his dead on Nov 18, 2021 at 3:37 pm

        better sips coffee coz the later will make him drunk and lose control.. hahahaha

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    • Truckers on Nov 18, 2021 at 3:11 pm

      All patriotic Sarawakians should come to Petros and refuel (with Sarawak oil) / recharge (with Bakun power) / regas (with Bintulu refined hydrogen) at Petros. Sarawakians must support Sarawak! Ayoh!

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  • Green on Nov 18, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Congratulations to Sarawak

    Hydrogen Recharge also have, well done.

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  • Chris Tan on Nov 18, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    EV charging at such multi-fuel station? How long do you expect EV owner to stay at the station? Have they done any feasibility study on this?

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    • Jeez Tan on Nov 18, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      Noob. You Google that location or not before you comment. They installed this station near by kuching Waterfront idiot.

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  • Dik ank jazzyam on Nov 20, 2021 at 6:49 am

    58 year or 60 year under the palms trees think what? Money failings from trees and why want build a stations? That can buy the petronas or shell station that already their and rename it and claim it back? That a opinions and not to be rude ok?

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  • Jascha on Nov 22, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    May this be the first step to Sarexit, road to republic.

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  • This is a good news for future consumer especially Sarawakian….to get ready to have electric car or hydrogen car. Hope to hve more option of electric and hydrogen car soon…Sarawak should build back its automotive industry like before 80s….and fuel price should on par with the other petroleum producer country…bravo2…

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