Croatia interested in importing liquefied natural gas from Malaysia

Dr Starcevic (third left) photographed with others during his visit to the MLNG Plant in Bintulu on March 30, 2023. Photo credit: Ukas

BINTULU, March 31: Croatia is showing interest in importing additional volumes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Malaysia for future storage or resale to European countries.

According to a report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), this was revealed by the Republic of Croatia’s ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Ivan Velimir Starcevic during his visit to the Malaysian Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG) Plant here yesterday.

He said the mission of the visit was to buy or import additional volumes of gas from Asian countries for future storage as well as for the purpose of resale to European countries that need liquefied natural gas (LNG).

“Croatia does not have the problem of lack of LNG like other European countries, but intends to supply LNG to non-European Union (EU) countries if an agreement can be made with MLNG.

“We (Crotia) do not want to depend too much and import from the United States which has helped supply LNG to European countries after the war crisis between Russia and Ukraine.

“Right now, each EU country is making individual purchases and it is hoped that some EU countries will make bulk purchases to guarantee the future supply of LNG,” he said.

At the same time, Starcevic encourages Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to open up an office or branch in any EU countries especially Croatia.

“This is because Croatia (including EU) wishes to enhance diplomatic ties between Malaysia and Croatia,” he added. — DayakDaily