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Petronas launches virtual LNG pipeline

Malaysian energy giant Petronas has launched its LNG virtual pipeline system (VPS) via its regasification terminal in Pengerang, Johor.

Petronas launches virtual LNG pipeline
Courtesy of Petronas

The project has been developed in line with the company’s push to facilitate the growth of cleaner energy use across Peninsular Malaysia, Petronas said in its statement.

The VPS solution that was developed by the Gas & Power business of Gas and New Energy and marketed by Petronas Dagangan Berhad, delivers liquefied natural gas (LNG) using trucks fitted with cryogenic tanks to off-grid customers.

Through the VPS solution, Petronas provides industries in Peninsular Malaysia that are not connected to the natural gas infrastructure with an option to switch to gas as an alternative form of cleaner energy.

As part of the pilot phase, Petronas completed its first delivery of LNG to Continental Tyre Alor Setar Malaysia’s manufacturing plant earlier this month.