Petronas's Virtual Pipeline System Promotes Environmental Sustainability

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Petronas's Virtual Pipeline System Promotes Environmental Sustainability

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 09:57
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Petronas Towers with Malaysia national flag (copyright by Shutterstock/sacitarios)
Petronas Towers with Malaysia national flag (copyright by Shutterstock/sacitarios)

Petronas is providing industries in Peninsular Malaysia (which are not connected to the natural gas infrastructure) with an option to switch to gas as an alternative form of cleaner energy.

So in an effort to comply with the Malaysian Clean Air Regulation Act Petronas has devised the Virtual Pipeline System (VPS) to facilitate the growth of cleaner energy use across the country.

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

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.

Commenting on the milestone, Petronas Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Gas and New Energy, Adnan Zainal Abidin said, “The introduction of the VPS solution forms a part of Petronas’ commitment to environmental sustainability and to drive the growth of natural gas usage in Malaysia. By creating an ecosystem and establishing the necessary infrastructure, we offer customers a cleaner and competitive form of energy to power their businesses.”

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