In the early 2000s, Singapore relied on imported piped natural gas from Indonesia and Malaysia for power generation.
From May 2013, Singapore further diversified its gas sources to importing liquefied natural gas (LNG). The SLNG Terminal, operated by SLNG Corporation, began operations with a jetty, two storage tanks and a throughput capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). Situated on a 40-hectare plot on Jurong Island, it was built at a cost of S$1.7 billion.
Today, the terminal operates with two jetties, four storage tanks and a peak send-out capacity of 11 mtpa.