Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas has launched a Virtual Pipeline System (VPS) solution to deliver liquefied natural gas using trucks fitted with cryogenic tanks to off-grid customers.

The VPS solution is via the Pengerang LNG receiving and regasification in Johor, southern Malaysia.

The VPS solution, developed by the gas and power business of Petronas’ gas and new energy division delivers 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 earlier this month completed its first delivery of LNG to Continental Tyre Alor Setar Malaysia manufacturing plant.

“The introduction of the VPS solution forms a part of our 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,” said Adnan Zainal Abidin, chief executive of the Petronas gas and new energy business division.

“We achieve this by embracing our customers’ pain-points in our strategies, which results in strong collaborations across our value chain to provide an integrated solution.”

As an integrated global LNG producer with almost 40 years’ experience, Petronas supplies LNG to more than 25 countries.

The Malaysian company has delivered more than 11,000 cargoes globally sourced from its portfolio of facilities in Malaysia, Australia and Egypt.