Six new mini LNG terminals to be inaugurated next year

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Six new mini LNG terminals to be inaugurated next year

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources is pushing for the development of small-scale LNG terminals in the country to help facilitate the distribution of LNG to gas-fired power plants located in remote areas.

Director General of Oil and Gas at the ministry, Djoko Siswanto said at the Gas Indonesia Summit and Exhibition on Wednesday, as quoted by ministry statement, six new mini LNG terminals will be inaugurated next year.

He said that these include mini LNG terminals being developed by state-owned oil and gas firm PT Pertamina in Jayapura (Papua province), Kendari (Southeast Sulawesi), Ternate (North Maluku), Nabire (Papua), and Flores (East Nusa Tenggara).

The LNG will be shipped from Bontang LNG plant in East Kalimantan, which will then be transported via trucks to power plants.

Djoko said that state-controlled gas distribution firm PT PGN Tbk is also developing a mini LNG terminal in Papua. The LNG will come from the Tangguh plant in West Papua.

On July 30, Pertamina unit PT Pertagas Niaga started the delivery of LNG via trucks from a mini LNG terminal to the 2×20 MW PLTG Sambera gas-fired power plant in Kutai Kertanegara, East Kalimantan.

The use of gas by the power plant allows state-owned electricity firm PT PLN to reduce power production cost.

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