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Ignasius Jonan Inaugurates Gas Distribution Network Infrastructure

by Sebastianus Epifany Friday, February 9, 2018 - 15:21

MOJOKERTO - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ignatius Jonan, today (9/2) inaugurated 10.101 Household Connection (SR) Distribution Network of Natural Gas (Jargas) Household of Mojokerto and Mojokerto District, which funding by the State Budget (APBN) of 2017.

Construction of gas network infrastructure in Mojokerto City is assigned to Perusahaan Gas Negara/ PGN (Persero) while PT Pertamina (Persero) gets a mandate to build a gas network in Mojokerto regency.

"Gas network in Mojokerto and Mojokerto regencies are built because it is adjacent to two significant gas wells operated by CNOOC Madura Limited and Kangean Energy Indonesia, totalling Rp 86 billion," said Ignatius Jonan as reported in a press release of the ESDM Ministry at esdm.go.id (9/2/2018).

Jonan further said that the development of this gas network is a program which implemented according to the direction of President Joko Widodo for equity, prioritizing the existing resources for the prosperity of the people according to the spirit of energy security.

"The government is trying to make all the natural resources owned by the nation and this country, can be used as much as possible for the prosperity of the people. One of the programs is the gas network in the area or in the settlement where the gas or its source is available," said Jonan.

ESDM Minister conveys, with the gas network, it will reduce dependence on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) which some still imported. "A year of our needs is 6,5 million tons, 4,5 million of which is still imported, although our natural gas production is 1,2 million barrel oil equivalent per day, the type produced is not C3 and C4 that can be made LPG," he explained.

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