Malaysian energy giant Petronas has kicked off the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China in ISO tanks
Shanghai, April 26 - Neftegaz.RU.
The maiden shipment of LNG ISO tanks has been delivered to Shanghai from Pasir Gudang Port of Johor on 23 April 2021, following a spot contract signed between Petronas
and Tiger Gas (Hong Kong), a unit of Tiger Clean Energy Limited (TCEL).
Petronas VP of LNG
Marketing and Trading, Shamsairi Ibrahim, said:
- This inaugural LNG ISO tank export from Peninsular Malaysia is an innovative solution that enables LNG to reach off-grid customers, not only domestically, but also internationally, extending the reach of our Virtual Pipeline System offering that we have started since late last year
In 2020, Petronas and TCEL signed a long-term sale and purchase agreement for the supply of LNG to TCEL’s LNG ISO tank filling facility in Bintulu, Sarawak.
As part of this agreement, Petronas’ LNG will be distributed to China
using TCEL’s ISO tanks, with the 1st
shipment sailed from Bintulu Port to the Port of Long Kou on 25 March 2021.
With the operation of Petronas’ ISO tank filling facility at Pengerang, Malaysia
is now able to strengthen its position as an LNG ISO tank export hub, with filling facilities in West and East Malaysia that provide customers with an alternative LNG solution.