Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis: To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry whether the Ministry has conducted a study to assess the amount of external methane emissions associated with natural gas imported and consumed in Singapore across both piped natural gas and LNG.
Written Answer by Minister for Trade and Industry Mr Gan Kim Yong
1. Singapore imports natural gas from around the world, including Piped Natural Gas (PNG) from Indonesia and Malaysia, and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Australia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Oman, and the United States. The amount of external methane emissions associated with piped natural gas and liquefied natural gas depends on the production, processing, transportation, and distribution processes. As these differ across different sources of natural gas, and given the diversified sources that Singapore draws natural gas from, the amount of external methane emissions arising from natural gas imported to Singapore varies. We have not conducted a study on the external methane emissions associated with the natural gas imported and consumed in Singapore.