GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Global LNG Industry Outlook to 2026 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with Details of All Operating and Planned Terminals’, indicates that the total liquefaction capacity of Asia in 2021 was 71 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). The liquefaction capacity in Asia increased from 65mtpa in 2016 to 71mtpa in 2021 at an AAGR of 1.9%. Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei are the three countries in Asia with active liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction terminals in 2021.

Badak (Indonesia), MLNG Dua (Malaysia) and MLNG Satu (Malaysia) are the largest liquefaction terminals in Asia. These started operations in 1977, 1995 and 1983, respectively.

In Asia, Indonesia leads among countries with a liquefaction capacity of 32mtpa in 2021, contributing to 45% of Asia’s total capacity. Badak, Tangguh and Senoro-Donggi are the three liquefaction terminals in the country.

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Malaysia has a total liquefaction capacity of 32mtpa in 2021. Malaysia holds 44.9% of Asia’s total liquefaction capacity. MLNG Dua, MLNG Satu and MLNG Tiga are the major liquefaction terminals in the country.

In 2021, Brunei was contributing 10.1% of the region’s total liquefaction capacity or 7mtpa. Brunei is the only active liquefaction terminal in the country.