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Petronas plans a 2 Mt/year LNG export terminal in Sabah (Malaysia)

27 Oct 2021

The Malaysian state-owned oil and gas company Petronas plans to build a 2 Mt/year nearshore LNG export plant at the Sipitang Oil & Gas Industrial Park (Sogip) in the state of Sabah on the northern portion of Borneo. The project is subject to a final investment decision (FID) in 2022 and commissioning is scheduled for 2026. 

In 2020, total gas exports reached 32 bcm, of which 31 bcm were LNG. The country imported 4 bcm of LNG in 2019. Malaysia has traditionally been a major exporter of LNG with long-term sales to Japan, South-Korea and Taiwan. However, increased domestic demand has led to the construction of Malaysia's first LNG import terminal in Melaka, commissioned in 2013, with a capacity of 3.8 Mt/year (FRSU located offshore Sungai Udang). Malaysia’s second LNG import terminal, the 3.5 Mt/year onshore Pengerang facility, was commissioned in 2017.

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