Petronas LNG Ltd recently began exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China in ISO tanks from its filling facility in Pengerang, Johor.
The inaugural shipment of LNG ISO tanks has been delivered to Shanghai from Pasir Gudang Port of Johor on 23 April, following a spot contract signed between Petronas and Tiger Gas (Hong Kong) Ltd, an affiliate of Tiger Clean Energy Limited (TCEL).
According to Petronas Vice President of LNG Marketing and Trading, Shamsairi M Ibrahim, the first LNG ISO tank export from Malaysia enables LNG to reach off-grid customers, not only domestically, but also internationally, extending the reach of the company’s Virtual Pipeline System offering.
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’s LNG will be distributed to China using TCEL’s ISO tanks, with the first shipment made from Bintulu Port to the Port of Long Kou last month.