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Our Energy Story

Overview

Discover how the Singapore Energy Story sets the vision towards a net-zero energy future.

Energy Supply

Gain insights into the four switches that power Singapore’s economy and our daily lives.

Energy Demand

Discover ways to enhance energy efficiency and lower your carbon footprint.

Energy Grid

Explore how EMA ensures a reliable and secure energy supply for everyone.

Energy Market Landscape

Learn about the intricacies of Singapore’s energy market structure and operations.

Consumer Information

Electricity

Get tips on buying electricity and protecting your family from electrical hazards.

Gas

Learn about purchasing gas and safeguarding your family against gas hazards.

Solar

Access information on installing solar panels at your home and selling excess electricity to the national grid.

Regulations & Licences

Regulations

Stay up-to-date with the latest regulations, policies and frameworks governing the energy sector.

Licences

Learn about the licences that EMA issues to different stakeholders in the energy sector.

Regulatory Publications

Read about the Codes of Practice and Circulars that EMA publishes to regulate the energy sector.

Partnerships

Calls for Proposal

Collaborate with EMA in co-creating innovative solutions for the energy sector.

Consultations

Give your comments and feedback on EMA’s policies and regulations.

R&D Partnerships

Discover how EMA works with stakeholders to catalyse new and innovative digital technologies.

Talent Development

Learn about EMA’s efforts in nurturing talent and cultivate interest in the energy sector.

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To ensure a competitive market, the gas industry in Singapore is structured in a way that fosters competition.

Overview

To ensure a competitive electricity market, the gas industry has been restructured since 2008. The gas transportation business is distinct from the competitive sectors of gas import, shipping and retail.

The activities of gas transportation are governed by a set of rules known as the Gas Network Code, ensuring fair and equal access to the onshore gas pipeline network.

Town Gas and Natural Gas

In Singapore, there are two distinct gas pipeline networks – one for town gas and another for natural gas.

Town gas, produced by City Energy Pte Ltd, is mainly used by residential and commercial customers for cooking and heating purposes. Natural gas, on the other hand, is mainly used for power generation and industrial feedstock and is imported through licensed gas importers.

PowerGas, as the licensed gas importer, owns the town gas and natural gas pipelines. It is responsible for transporting both types of gas to consumers who purchase gas from gas shippers and retailers.

Liquefied Natural Gas

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.

Photo of SLNG Terminal in Jurong Island

The SLNG Terminal plays a key role in contributing to Singapore's energy security. (Photo courtesy of SLNG Corporation)


Besides diversifying our gas supply sources, EMA licenses term LNG importers to ensure competitive and reliable import and supply of regasified LNG to gas users in Singapore.

Currently, there are four licensed term LNG importers:

  • ExxonMobil LNG Asia Pacific
  • Pavilion Energy Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Sembcorp Fuels (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Shell Eastern Trading (Pte) Ltd

To ensure adequate and secure gas supplies going forward, EMA will be appointing one supplier who will aggregate the gas demand for the entire sector for power generation.