KUALA LUMPUR —Malaysia’s state-owned oil company Petronas said Saturday it will immediately ship additional supplies of liquefied natural gas to Japan to help meet urgent demands in the aftermath of last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Petronas expressed sympathy to the victims of the disaster and said it is ‘‘committed to assist in mitigating the difficult situation’’ through emergency LNG supplies to Japan.
‘‘Currently, Petronas is liaising with its Japanese counterparts to supply immediate additional LNG cargoes,’’ the company said in a statement.
Petronas, one of the world’s biggest producers of LNG, exports some 56% of its output to Japan from its plant in eastern Malaysia.
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