President Jokowi Crowned Receiving and Regasification Terminal in LNG Arun, Pertamina Start Regasification LNG


News Summary: PT Pertamina has been confirmed that Receiving and Regasification Terminal in LNG Arun will be operated normally immediately

Jakarta, PT Pertamina has been confirmed that Receiving and Regasification Terminal in LNG Arun will be operated normally immediately. The crowned ceremony that attended directly by President Of Indonesia Joko Widodo is the first shipment of LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) that has been received from LNG Tangguh Papua since 19 February 2015.

President Jokowi requested to audience that the facility should giving advantageous to Aceh and North Sumatera people. “These assets should encourage the industry to enter Lhokseumawe, because of the energy and land are ready. The unemployment and poverty problems should be resolve with the development of industrial zone.” Jokowi Said.

CEO Of Pertamina Dwi Soetjipto response the President request. He told that the LNG Arun terminal for receiving and regasification could be expected for LNG hub business.  To achieve this target this terminal has been facilitated and designed to store LNG 12 million ton / year and 400 MMSCFD.

“In the future this facility should support government recommendation to decrease consumptions of fuel Subsidized by National Electric Company's Power plant Sumatera inter connections, otherwise this facility should improve the gas demand of Aceh and North Sumatera Industrial needs.” Dwi said.

As Government Owned Company that produce energy, Pertamina has commitment to improve the infrastructure for supporting National demand of energy. In 2025 the demand of Indonesia Gas should reach 9040 MMCSFD.

Pertamina has some initiative, starting from Project Planning of Gas Infrastructure until searching for new Gas Exploration to make sure the continuity of economical aspect that come from imports and internally.

“We need government support to make sure gas availability, especially gas supply from local source for many projects that has been develop by Pertamina and their subsidiaries in the future. We will work hard to ensure all planned program to utilize gas energy massively.

Meanwhile, Pertamina Gas Director (Pertagas), Hendra Jaya make sure subsidiaries of Pertagas, PT Perta Arun Gas will be finishing regasification process from LNG to natural gas, and distribute the gas to PLN’s Power Plant that has location in Aceh Utara. “Plant has been operate with Regasification LNG or First Gas Send Out, that will be distribute through Arun Belawan Gas Pipeline and will be utilize to recovering electric crisis in Aceh” Hendra Said.

Hendra told, currently gas requirement that will be supplied to PLN’s Power Plant are 135 MMSCFD, consist of 40 MMSCFD for Arun Power Plant 95 MMSCFD to Belawan Power Plant. Meanwhile the demand for industrial gas are 250 MMSCFD. Pertagas still open opportunity for Aceh Industry and Local Government to develop Industrial Area that has requirement to gas energy.

As Host, Governor of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam pleased to welcome this receiving and regasification terminal in Arun. He hopes this facility role of Arun Terminal will be solid foundation to increasing Aceh Local Economy Growth. For Aceh Government, this project make sure and ensure that Arun will not stop yet, because of government commitment to increase Arun facilities.

“This project has strategic impact, because this will make sure the Investor that the Government prove their focus to improve Aceh after location security crisis from some years ago, this ceremonial will be improve many projects that need local people support” Governor said.

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