Petronas gas facility starts gas delivery to Sarawak methanol plant
Petronas' Bintulu Additional Gas Facility (BAGSF-2) has started delivery of gas to a new Sarawak methanol plant in Bintulu, the company announced on September 18.
The initial supply of gas from BAGSF-2 via a newly built pipeline provides the fuel for the commissioning of Sarawak Petchem's methanol plant.
With a design capacity of 390mn ft3/day, the BAGSF-2 facility caters to the requirement of the new methanol plant, plus 70mn ft3/day to supply to Sarawak Energy's existing power plant in Bintulu. The remaining capacity is allocated for other projects earmarked in Bintulu, under the Sarawak Gas Roadmap, Petronas said.
In 2016, Petronas signed an agreement with the Sarawak government to supply a total of 450mn ft3/day of natural gas to Sarawak for power generation and state-owned petrochemical industries, which led to the construction of BAGSF-2 undertaken by Petronas Carigali.
Five years later, Petronas signed another memorandum of understanding to increase gas supply to 1,200bn ft3/day to Sarawak.