KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has delivered the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import cargoes to Myanmar, the company said, marking a new consumer for the super-chilled fuel.
The state-owned company’s subsidiary Petronas LNG delivered two LNG cargoes to Yangon, Myanmar, in May and June as part of a sales and purchase agreement it had signed with joint-venture company CNTIC VPower earlier this year, Petronas said.
As part of the deal, the cargoes were sold on a free-on-board basis from the Petronas LNG complex at Bintulu, Sarawak, and totalled 190,000 cubic metres.
The first cargo was delivered into Myanmar on May 7 onboard LNG tanker CNTIC VPower Global and the second on June 3 onboard vessel Golar Kelvin, Petronas added.
“The two LNG cargoes that were successfully delivered to CNTIC VPower marks a new era in the growth of LNG demand in the South-East Asian region, ” Abdul Aziz Othman, the chief executive officer of Petronas LNG Ltd said in the statement, adding that Myanmar is the latest nation to adopt LNG as a form of cleaner energy.
Petronas said is working with CNTIC VPower for further deliveries to facilitate its foothold in Myanmar’s growing gas industry.
CNTIC VPower is a joint-venture company between Chinese state-owned engineering, procurement and construction firm China National Technical Import and Export Corp and Hong Kong-based power generation distributor VPower Group International Holdings.
Last year, the consortium won three LNG-to-power projects in Yangon and the state of Rakhine totalling 900 megawatts. — Reuters
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