Petronas president & group chief executive officer, Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin (middle) being briefed by the TGAST project team in Terengganu. Pix courtesy by Petronas

KUALA LUMPUR: National oil giant Petronas launched its Terengganu Gas Terminal (TGAST) in Kertih on Tuesday, the first facility to utilise the Petronas-owned carbon dioxide removal technology.

The company said in a statement today that, as a result of its carbon dioxide removal technology, the development of Malaysia’s offshore gas fields with high CO2 content is expected to get a boost.

Petronas president and Group CEO Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin said that TGAST project was a testimony of Petronas’ continuous commitment towards adding value to the oil and gas resources found offshore Peninsula Malaysia and also reflected the company’s larger cleaner energy commitment in support of Malaysia’s environmental agenda to reduce its carbon footprint by 2030.

Petronas said that the project was successfully completed four months ahead of schedule.

The company also celebrated 10 million safe-man-hours without lost-time incident (LTI), and 1,300 incident-free days from the project's start date in 2013.

Petronas' TGAST has the capacity to process up to 700 mmscfd of gas from the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (MTJDA) and from the North Malay Basin offshore Terengganu.

The company said that this would help ensure the security and sustainability of supply to Petronas’ customers in Peninsular Malaysia and Petronas’ own facilities in the region, particularly its integrated petrochemical complexes in the East Coast.

Wan Zulkiflee was in the east coast state of Terengganu to visit Petronas' operations in the East Coast region on April 17 and 18. where he launched TGAST.

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