News Straits Times (Malaysia): MLNG signs gas deals with 3 firms: At the signing, Petronas was represented by its vice president of exploration and production business Abdullah Karim… Sarawak Shell by Shell Malaysia chairman Datuk Jonathan Chadwick”: Tuesday 30 August 2005
August 30 2005
MALAYSIA Liquefied Natural Gas Sdn Bhd (MLNG), the owner and operator of the country’s first LNG plant in Bintulu, Sarawak, has secured gas supply of up to 400.4 trillion British thermal units until 2020.
The company yesterday concluded a gas sales agreement (GSA) with Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd and Sarawak Shell Bhd for the supply of the gas to the plant.
Petronas said in a statement yesterday that the GSA effectively extends a similar earlier arrangement between the same parties that expired in March 2003.
Prior to the conclusion of the new GSA, MLNG continued to receive gas under an interim arrangement.
Under the GSA, the gas will be supplied from five dedicated fields offshore Sarawak developed under a production sharing contract in which Petronas, Petronas Carigali and Sarawak Shell are parties to.
MLNG, a subsidiary of Petronas, owns and operates the first LNG plant that produces 8.1 million tonnes of LNG annually (mtpa), mainly for long-term exports to Japan.
The plant is located within the Petronas LNG complex in Bintulu, currently the world’s largest integrated facility at a single location, with a combined production capacity of 23 mtpa.
Apart from the three-train 8.1 mtpa MLNG plant, the complex also houses the three-train 7.8 mtpa MLNG Dua plant as well as the two-train 6.8 mtpa MLNG Tiga plant.
At the signing, Petronas was represented by its vice president of exploration and production business Abdullah Karim, Petronas Carigali by its managing director and chief executive officer Mohamad Johari Dasri, Sarawak Shell by Shell Malaysia chairman Datuk Jonathan Chadwick, and MLNG by its managing director Ahmad Nizam Salleh.
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