Petronas inks CCS pact with South Korean firms

Malaysian energy giant and LNG player, Petronas, has signed a deal with six South Korean companies to study establishing a full value chain related to carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, transport, and storage.

Petronas said in a statement it signed the memorandum of understanding on Tuesday to undertake conceptual and feasibility studies.

The six companies are Samsung Engineering, Samsung Heavy Industries, SK Earthon, SK Energy, GS Energy, and Lotte Chemical.

Moreover, the memorandum will also involve involve the evaluation of potential CO2 storage sites in Malaysia and exploration of other areas across the CCS value chain, including the strengthening of cross-border CO2 transportation, it said.

“The feasibility studies undertaken through this collaboration will identify suitable technologies for the CCS and transportation value chain, bringing Petronas closer towards establishing Malaysia as a leading regional CCS solutions hub,” Petronas head of carbon management, Emry Hisham, said.

Petronas previously signed several CCS deals, including for the Bintulu LNG production complex in Malaysia with Japex.

Malaysia LNG, a unit of Petronas, operates the giant 30 mtpa LNG export facility in Sarawak.

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