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Minister officially announces gas infrastructure project in Batam

Sabtu 31 Jan 2015 14:32 WIB

Red: Julkifli Marbun

Sudirman Said

Sudirman Said

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BATAM -- Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Sudirman Said officially announced a gas infrastructure project owned by PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) in Batam, Riau Islands, on Friday.

The announced project involves the construction of the Panaran-Tanjunguncang pipeline for natural gas distribution in Batam.

The minister stated that the construction of natural gas infrastructure is the key to achieving the objective of energy conversion to natural gas and strengthening the possibility of attaining energy independence.

"The government has a concern and commitment to establish energy independence by optimizing the entire potential energy sources in Indonesia," Said remarked.

Director of PGN Hendi Prio Santoso affirmed that the company is committed and responsible for accelerating the conversion of fuel to natural gas in order to realize the country's energy sovereignty.

"Panaran-Tanjunguncang pipeline is one of our commitments to improve the gas infrastructure in Indonesia," he noted.

In Tanjunguncang, PGN will build an 18-kilometer pipeline, with a diameter of 16 millimeter, and having a capacity of up to 75 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) to meet the needs of the industrial sector, household, commercial, and power plant.

Moreover, Directorate General of Oil and Gas of the ESDM Ministry has also built domestic gas networks in Bogor and Tangerang. The PGN has been assigned the responsibility of operating the networks.

The networks will deliver natural gas to 4,320 households in Bogor and 382 households in Tangerang.

The ministry has also assigned PGN the task of managing and operating the natural gas networks in Jakarta and Cirebon.

In Jakarta, the network is delivering natural gas to 4,532 households, including in Marunda rusunami apartments.

While in Cirebon, the network is delivering gas to four thousand households.

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