Petroliam Nasional Bhd., Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas producer, received a cargo of liquefied natural gas at its Sungai Udang receiving terminal in Melaka, according to ship-tracking data.
The Seri Bijaksana, with a capacity of 152,888 cubic meters, arrived yesterday at Melaka on the western coast of peninsular Malaysia, according to ship transmissions captured by IHS Fairplay on Bloomberg. The tanker sailed from Nigeria LNG Ltd.’s Bonny Island terminal, where it loaded the supercooled natural gas and departed March 27.
Wilson Lee, a Petronas spokesman in Kuala Lumpur, said over the phone he didn’t know if the Melaka terminal recently received its first LNG cargo. Kudo Eresia-Eke, an Abuja-based official at Nigeria LNG, didn’t reply to an e-mail sent outside normal working hours.
Petronas is scheduled to start operations at its 3.8 million metric ton-a-year Melaka terminal by mid-2013, according to an e-mail sent March 8 from Azman Ibrahim, a company spokesman based in Kuala Lumpur.
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