Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has launched a LNG virtual pipeline system (VPS) solution via its regasification terminal in Pengerang, Johor.

The VPS solution delivers LNG using trucks fitted with cryogenic tanks to off-grid customers.

It 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 completed its first delivery of LNG to Continental Tyre Alor Setar Malaysia’s manufacturing plant earlier this month.

“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,” said Adnan Zainal Abidin, Petronas’ Executive Vice-President and CEO of Gas and New Energy.

“By creating an ecosystem and establishing the necessary infrastructure, we offer customers a cleaner and competitive form of energy to power their businesses.”