Petronas to send first carbon neutral LNG to China’s Shenergy

October 25, 2021

Dateline 2021-10-01, Capital.com.

Petronas LNG, a subsidiary of Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas major Petronas, signed an agreement with China’s Shenergy Group for the delivery of carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from Petronas LNG Complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, Petronas, according to its statement on Thursday. 

The deal is the oil giant’s first delivery of carbon-neutral super-chilled gas to China. The firm would deliver the cargoes to Shenergy’s terminals in Shanghai between October 2021 and March 2022, the company release added.

Last month, Petronas shipped its first carbon-neutral LNG cargo to Japan.


Investment nod for Shell’s Timi gas project off Malaysia

September 20, 2021

Dateline 2021-08-30, Energy Voice:

Shell and its partners, Petronas Carigali and Brunei Energy Exploration, have taken a final investment decision (FID) on the Timi sweet gas development offshore Malaysia that will help boost the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. Significantly, Shell said the development marks its first offshore wellhead platform to be powered by solar and wind in Malaysia.

The Timi field is about 200 kms off the coast of Sarawak and its development is designed to pump up to 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) at peak production, Shell said today. Shell said it will evacuate its gas to the F23 production hub via an 80 km pipeline while supporting the future growth in the central Luconia area, off the coast of Sarawak.


Question marks as Petronas delivers its first ‘carbon neutral LNG’ cargo

September 16, 2021

Dateline 2021-08-18, Energy Voice:

Malaysia’s Petronas has delivered its first ‘carbon neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG)’ cargo from its Bintulu export complex to Japanese utility Shikoku Electric at the Sakaide import terminal in Shikoku Island. Although question marks remain around whether the industry can really make LNG carbon neutral.


Malaysia: Petronas performs first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation at Pasir Gudang

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.


Petronas’ Malaysia LNG supply faces headwinds

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.


PETRONAS launches liquefied natural gas virtual pipeline system

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.


Govt needs to develop use of LNG for transport sector: Expert

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.


Thailand calls off long-term LNG import plan with Malaysia’s Petronas

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.


Dr M: ‘Buy in Singapore’ if you want cheaper gas

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.


Nation’s first Micro LNG facility

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.