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Chu Kong on quest for acquisitions

Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe is seeking to acquire steel pipe makers serving the infrastructure and water industry.

Saturday, 24 March, 2012, 12:00am

Replacement of water pipes to be carried out urgently

Eight sections of fresh and seawater pipes underneath Gloucester Road would be replaced earlier than scheduled, the water chief said as he apologised for Monday's burst pipe that led to traffic chaos on Hong Kong Island.

2 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Rush-hour chaos as pipe bursts for fourth time

A broken water pipe under Gloucester Road in Wan Chai closed all five eastbound lanes for 10 hours yesterday and paralysed traffic from Wan Chai to Sheung Wan.

The tailback in the morning rush hour stretched four kilometres and 18 bus routes were affected

1 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Disco Bay to overhaul pipes system after 5-day breakdown

Managers of Discovery Bay are proposing an overhaul of its water pipes system after technicians took five days to repair a burst main.

At least half of all households were left without flushing water after an ageing pipe supplying Beach Village and the north side of the Lantau town burst on Friday, August 17. The supply was resumed at 5pm on Tuesday.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Gas blast deaths ruled accidental

Jury recommends maintenance, emergency improvements in wake of fatal explosion

The deaths of two elderly women in a gas blast in a Ngau Tau Kok building were accidents, but the tragedy showed the need for improvements in emergency measures and maintenance of underground services, an inquest jury said yesterday.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Damaged sewer the key to gas explosion, engineer tells inquest

A damaged sewer corroded a gas pipe above it, allowing gas to travel to a building 24 metres away where it exploded, killing two women, according to a report read to an inquest yesterday.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Sprinkler system could have saved fireman, says ex-chief

Fatal flashover in Tsuen Wan blaze 'was preventable'

Fireman Wong Ka-hei may not have died in a blaze in Tsuen Wan on Tuesday if a sprinkler system had been working, a former fire chief said yesterday.

24 May 2007 - 12:00am

Gas pipe inspections reveal 51 leaks

Updated at 6.14pm: A recent inspection of gas pipelines across Hong Kong has found 51 leaks in pipes due to corrosion, the Legislative Council heard on Wednesday.

The inspection was conducted between April 13 and May 1 by Hong Kong and China Gas Company (HKCG), or Towngas, the city?s dominant gas supplier.

17 May 2006 - 12:00am

Gas network survey uncovers 51 leaks

A three-week survey of the Towngas network has found 51 leaks in pipes across the city.

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company launched the three-week inspection of pipes of the same type involved in the fatal gas blast in Ngau Tau Kok. An elderly woman was killed and eight people injured in the explosion at Wai King Building on Jordan Valley North Road on April 11.

4 May 2006 - 12:00am

More water-pipe woes for island

Another water pipe ruptured yesterday in one of Hong Kong's busiest areas, bringing the total number of such disruptions to three in the space of a week.

Police received calls about 4pm yesterday reporting a 150mm-diameter water pipe had burst at the intersection of Gloucester Road and Arsenal Street in Wan Chai.

25 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

'No quarrel' with Russia on Siberian oil pipeline

Beijing, Moscow are on good terms, envoy says, despite last-minute change

Beijing and Moscow have not had any disagreements over an oil pipeline linking Siberia with northeast China, says the ambassador to Russia.

1 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

'Craters' form part of new water supply

I refer to the letter from R. Cullmann headlined 'Nobody looking into three big holes' (South China Morning Post, September 11). The 'three huge crater-like holes' referred to are in fact trenches for the laying of water pipes and the installation of valves.

17 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Burst pipe has 20,000 high and dry

MORE than 20,000 Mid-Levels residents sweated through yesterday's sweltering heat without drinking water or showers after a pipe burst twice and cut off supply for 36 hours.

An ageing pipe in University Drive burst at noon on Friday. Homes from Pokfulam Road to Robinson Road had their freshwater service suspended as technicians worked overnight to fix the damage.

2 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Pipe attack

A robber hit a construction worker, 35, with an iron pipe before stealing $1,500 in cash in Hoi Fan Road, Mongkok.

13 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Hidden pipe, pig pen used in diesel scam

A 600-metre pipe used to pump industrial oil to a plant where it was made into dutiable diesel oil and then stored in an underground tank was unearthed by Customs in Lau Fau Shan yesterday.

The pipe weaved through bushes in remote Sha Kiu Sheung Village and the manufacturing plant was built inside an abandoned pig pen midway along the tube.

21 Jul 1999 - 12:00am