December 8, 2020
Datline 2020-11-11, Manifold Times (I tell you, the names people are coming up with. Welcome to the Penyu Times):
Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), on Tuesday (9 November) reportedly performed its first liquified natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation south of Pasir Gudang Port, Johor.
The bunkering operation marks the company’s venture into LNG bunkering in the region.
The project was developed jointly with the government through the Ministry of Transport, and the Marine Department Malaysia (JLM) since 2017 to install the necessary infrastructure needed for LNG bunker supply.
December 6, 2020
Dateline 2020-11-09, Energy Voice:
The Petronas-operated Bintulu LNG export complex, in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, desperately needs new gas supplies to maintain its exports in the near-to-medium term, as legacy fields mature.
Moreover, recent news that the fast-track schedule for PTTEP’s giant Lang Lebah field development appears to be slipping, does not bode well for the 29.3 million tonne per year LNG export facility, which is one of the world’s largest.
Thai upstream player PTTEP said on 5 November that it only expects to take a final investment decision (FID) for its proposed giant sour gas field in 2022. Initially, FID was targeted by 2021, after the field was discovered in 2019. Further slippage is possible.
October 13, 2020
Dateline 2020-09-09, Hydrocarbons Technology:
Oil and gas firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) has launched its liquefied natural gas (LNG) virtual pipeline system (VPS) via its regasification terminal in Pengerang in the Malaysian state of Johor.
The project, which is the company’s latest customer-centric solution, aims at facilitating the growth of cleaner energy use across Peninsular Malaysia.
Developed by the Gas and New Energy business Gas & Power and marketed by Petronas Dagangan Berhad, the VPS solution delivers LNG using trucks equipped with cryogenic tanks to off-grid customers.
February 27, 2020
Who is Rafe? Not a lot of description in the article.
Dateline 2019-12-21, The Sun:
The government needs to take steps to develop the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel for the transport sector as it is the cleanest and most suitable fossil fuel in today’s environmentally-friendly era.
Subject matter expert, LNG development (bunkering) Mohd Rafe Mohamed Ramli said the use of LNG would help the country reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030.
He said LNG is suitable for commercial vehicles such as lorries, trucks and express buses as they consume a lot of fuel.
February 22, 2020
Dateline 2019-12-21, Hellenic Shipping:
Thailand has called off a plan for its state-run power producer to import up to 1.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per annum from Malaysia’s Petronas, a Thai official said on Friday.
Thailand’s National Energy Policy Council (NEPC) changed its mind this week on a decision in 2017 to have the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) import up to 1.5 million tonnes of LNG annually.
That in effect cancelled EGAT’s plan to sign a long-term contract with Malaysia’s state oil and gas company Petronas , which won a bid in June this year to supply the LNG to the Thai utility, an EGAT official told Reuters on Friday.
May 12, 2019
Dateline 2019-04-02, Malay Mail:
Malaysia will not follow Singapore in cutting liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
When asked about the republic’s move to lower prices in line with the commodity’s global decline, Dr Mahathir said LNG price was already low in Malaysia due to price support from the government.
“Singapore has reduced its prices? Then please buy in Singapore.
“We are already selling it at a subsidised price and it is very low — lower (prices) than even in the big oil-producing countries — what more can you ask?” he said in jest.
May 10, 2019
Darn it, I missed the boat. Who’s Kudos?
Dateline 2019-03-29, Daily Express:
Malaysia’s first Micro Liquefied Natural Gas facility at Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park that was officially launched, Thursday, will not only spur the economy but provide job opportunities for Sabahans, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.Some 99 per cent of the workforce comprises Sabahans, mainly engineers and technicians. Although micro in size with capacity of producing 35 metric tonnes daily or equivalent to 1.8 million standard cubic feet a day, it can meet the energy requirements of small and medium industries across the State. Consumers would benefit from cleaner and cheaper fuel at a competitive price, which in turn translates to cost savings and reduce the cost of doing business in Sabah.
Kudos goes to Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn Bhd (SEC), a wholly owned company of the State Government, which reached this significant milestone, in collaboration with Zhangjiagang Furui Special Equipment Company limited, a multinational company from China.
May 4, 2019
Dateline 2019-03-27, NST:
Malaysian Gas Association (MGA) says local natural gas price adjustments cannot go in line with fluctuating spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices.
This is because they are subject to long-term contracts with large industrial customers.
MGA said in Malaysia, the contracts offer them certainty in terms of managing their operations, with the natural gas price adjustments predicted beforehand.
It said the current global LNG prices are low as a result of a temporary imbalance in the supply-demand equilibrium.
“For now, Asian spot LNG prices have fallen because of oversupply given the new supply capacity in the United States and Australia, coupled by weakening demand owing to a milder-than-expected winter.
“Historically, such temporary imbalances are generally restored within a short time which will then increase the spot LNG prices,” it said in a statement.
January 22, 2019
Dateline 2018-12-14, MarineLink:
Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas plans to introduce liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations at the country from the second half of 2019.
“As a major player in the LNG business, PETRONAS is well-positioned to support the strategic intent for Malaysia to become the regional LNG bunkering hub,” it said in the Petronas Activity Outlook 2019-2021 report.
December 21, 2018
So before this, what did they do at Bintulu Port?
Dateline 2018-11-05, S&P Global:
Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas has completed its first commercial gassing up and cooling down service at the Bintulu LNG export plant in northern Borneo, adding to the company’s portfolio of LNG-related services in Southeast Asia.
The operation, which consists of cooling down an LNG carrier’s tanks to cryogenic temperature after dry-docking and before loading its next cargo, was performed on the vessel Singapore Energy in approximately 11 hours, Petronas said in a statement on Monday