A Petronas Dagangan Bhd representative says the compensation for the drivers involved in the refueling disaster of the Petronas Solaris Besraya petrol station will be done within three days. Pic courtesy of NST reader.

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Dagangan Bhd (PDB) will compensate the drivers involved in the refueling disaster of the Petronas Solaris Besraya petrol station yesterday, within three days.

Speaking to NST Business, a PDB representative explained that the compensation would be done on a claimable basis.

The representative said the drivers will first need to be verified as an effected driver by PDB before going to the workshop of their choice and pay for the services needed directly in relation to the engine failure themselves.

They can then submit the invoice to PDB.

PDB will then reimburse the total to the driver within three days of receiving the invoice.

“As of right now, a number of drivers from the 20 who were affected have already been reimbursed,” said the representative.

“We understand that it is the holiday season and that people need their cars more than ever so we want to make this as quick and as painless as possible,” said the PDB representative.

When asked how much the compensation process would financially impact PDB, the representative said that it is too soon to tell.

The representative also shared that the Solaris Besraya station has already been reopened after being temporarily shut down yesterday, after investigation showed that only one of its fuel tanks was compromised due to a leak.

Social media was abuzz yesterday (Dec 28) with videos of over 20 cars stranded near KM7 of the Sungai Besi Highway following what appeared to be a mass breakdown.

It is believed that this happened after the drivers of these vehicles had refueled at the Petronas Solaris Besraya station situated along the highway.

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