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Petronas Increases Gas Stations Number

Petronas is going to build new 90 natural gas stations

Oil and gas major of Malaysia Petronas is going to build another 90 natural gas stations by 2009.
?The natural gas is more environment-friendly fuel than petrol,? says the company.
Baharuddin Ahmad, manager of the business and retail network planning department in Petronas said the new stations, capable of serving about 57,000 vehicles, would make the fuel more readily available for drivers.
There are now only 38 stations offering natural gas. Of these, 31 are in the Klang Valley, four in Johor Baru, two in Negri Sembilan and one in Prai.
The new stations will be concentrated in the Klang Valley, Johor Baru, Penang and Malacca.
Petronas plans to launch trial runs of a Korean-made natural gas bus in September, to promote the use of natural gas in heavy vehicles such as buses and lorries.