Malaysian energy giant Petronas has launched its LNG trucking business in order to supply liquefied natural gas to off-grid customers in Peninsular Malaysia starting in the second half of 2020.
The company held a ground-breaking ceremony to commemorate the LNG truck loading facilities. The loading facility will initially have four truck loading lanes with the potential for further expansion, Petronas said in its statement.
Currently, Petronas said it is providing solutions to support the gas market growth in Malaysia through the 2,500 km Peninsular Gas Utilisation (PGU) pipeline network and the RGT in Pengerang, Johor, as well as in Sungai Udang, Melaka.
Ezran Mahadzir, CEO of Petronas Energy & Gas Trading said that the transporting of LNG via trucks can also be the model to facilitate gas conversions for industries.
LNG sourced from the Pengerang regasification terminal (RGT) is set to be transported via trucks to off-grid customers located away from the main pipeline, as well as to small-scale customers.