KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 — Natural gas will continue to help bridge the inevitable energy transition and tackle the issue of climate change the world faces, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said Malaysia’s energy mix had been underpinned by natural gas for decades now and would be for the foreseeable future, but the country still had a long way to go in its journey towards a sustainable future.
However, he expressed confidence in the collective minds and abilities to realise the energy transition, ensuring that today’s needs were met while addressing tomorrow’s challenges.
“We look forward towards natural gas to play a pivotal bridging role for this energy transition, providing secure, affordable and sustainable baseload energy source in synergy with the growing, but often intermittent, renewable energy sources.
“This synergy gives rise to significant investment opportunities, not only in upstream but across the value chain,” he said at the 7th International Energy Forum (IEF) – International Gas Union (IGU) Ministerial Gas Forum Virtual Roundtable which was held virtually today.