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News Summary: Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (ESDM), Sudirman Said accompany with CEO of Pertamina Dwi Sutjipto, and Governor of Jambi Hasan Basri Agus, crowned Management of Gas Line (Jargas) for home consumption in Kota Jambi
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (ESDM), Sudirman Said accompany with CEO of Pertamina Dwi Sutjipto, and Governor of Jambi Hasan Basri Agus, crowned Management of Gas Line (Jargas) for home consumption in Kota Jambi, Wednesday (22/4) This ceremonies happen in front of Metering Regulator Station (MRS), Thehok sub district, Jambi Selatan district as representation of beginning of Gas In to pipeline. After this ceremonies the customer in Jambi start to utilize of nature gas for daily home use.
Home use gas pipeline in Jambi has been built from 2013 by the government, and continued to assign PT Pertamina Gas (Pertagas) to manage Gas pipeline for 4.000 homes. Besides Jambi, Pertagas through their subsidiary PT Pertagas Niaga has been manage home use gas pipeline in Prabumulih (Sumatera Selatan) and Sengkang (Sulawesi Selatan).
In order to distributing gas in Jambi, Government has allocated gas 0,5 MMSCFD from JOB Pertamina – Talisman Jambi Merang. Otherwise the gas price for home use, RT-1 3.700 IDR / m3 and RT-2 4.500 IDR / m3.
As we know, the development of home use gas pipeline is one of national prioritize program that have objectives for gas diversification of energy, cut off the subsidize, distributing clean energy, efficiently, environmental friendly and cheap. “After the operation of home use gas pipeline in Jambi, Pertamina with their subsidiary help the government program to accelerating gas consumption for home use, and also for development integration for gas business “ Dwi Soetjipto CEO Pertamina said.
The same expression has been describe by Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Sudirman Said. Currently the number of home that has been connected to home use gas pipeline are very few. In the future Pertamina has target to develop home use gas pipeline to reach 61.000 installed based. “The 20 trillion IDR is total of investment need, I Challenge Oil and Gas Director to accelerate the completion of gas pipeline. The benefit of home use gas pipeline could cut off LPG for 40.000 IDR, Possibly Jambi could cut off 45 billion IDR each month” Sudirman said.
The developing of home use gas pipeline in Jambi has been positively response by Jambi Governor Hasan Basri Agus. He said this gas pipeline will really help Jambi people and minimize the use of LPG 3kg and trigger local economical improve. “We growth last year 7,9 %, and hope will raise for next year after development of Home use Gas pipeline. I really thanks to all parties who have participant the developing of this home pipeline in Jambi.” Hasan said.
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