MGA welcomes positive development on TPA for natural gas

December 1, 2019

Dateline 2019-10-03 NST:

Malaysian Gas Association (MGA) says the delivery of the first TPA (third-party access) liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo next week will mark an important milestone in the gas market reforms that started in 2013.

That year, the first regasification terminal began operating in Sungai Udang, Melaka, enabling LNG importation.

“We welcome the agreement between Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) and Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd for a trial third party cargo – the first since the TPA came into force,’ it said in a statement today.

MGA said the Gas Supply (Amendment) Act 2016, which is in operation since January 2017, allows third parties to sell gas, thus offer options to gas users, which works in the best interests of the consumers.

Delay in operations of Petronas’ regasification terminal in Malacca

November 20, 2012

Inside gossip says that the original schedule was unrealistic anyway, so I guess the ‘delay’ is of interest to those who aren’t into reading inside-baseball analysis.

Dateline 2012-10-30:

 The commercialisation of Petronas Gas Bhd‘s liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal (RGT) in Sungai Udang, Malacca may be postponed to early next year due to the delay in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) .

“We gather from various industry sources including the contractors that the RGT could be operational by end-Jan 2013 instead of end-2012.

“This is a one-month delay versus Petronas Gas’s guidance of end-2012 and a five-month delay from the initial start date of Aug 2012.

“We believe that the delays are not due to Malaysia’s regulatory reforms but the result of EPC challenges,” CIMB Research said.

Malaysia’s First LNG Re-gasification Terminal Reaches Mechanical Completion Stage

June 30, 2012

First? You mean there’s a second?

Dateline 2012-06-04:

Malaysia’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) re-gasification facility, developed by Petronas gas processing and transmission arm, Petronas Gas Bhd (PGB), has reached mechanical completion stage.

In a statement today, PGB said it was currently progressing ahead with the preparation to commission the project for commercial operation scheduled for August.

The project, known as Re-gasification Terminal, is located in Sungai Udang, Melaka.

PetGas LNG regasification terminal draws interest

June 29, 2012

Dateline 2012-06-01:

A number of companies have expressed interest in using the Petronas Gas Bhd liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Sungai Udang.

Samsudin: ‘We have been approached by a few of them verbally and some have written to us to express interest to use the LNG regasification terminal.’

Petronas Gas managing director and chief executive officer Samsudin Miskon said at a media briefing that the company was in talks with several parties that were interested in using facility.