Pertamina Committed to Improve Gas Infrastructure in Indonesia
JAKARTA - PT Pertamina (Persero) confirms strong commitment to developing gas infrastructure throughout Indonesia. It is aimed to support the rapid growth of the national economy.
Over the past 10 years, Pertamina issued capital expenditures for the development of gas infrastructure worth US $ 3,68 billion, or about Rp 45,7 trillion. The capital expenditure is allocated to the three sectors, namely liquefaction, pipelines, and regasification.
"As an archipelago country, Indonesia needs a lot of infrastructures to facilitate the distribution of gas. Therefore, Pertamina is committed to continuing to develop gas infrastructure in the country in order to encourage improvement of the national economic growth, "said Wianda Pusponegoro, Vice President Corporate Communications of Pertamina, as reported from neraca.co.id, today (01/04/2017).
Proof of the seriousness of Pertamina in developing the gas infrastructure in Indonesia, among others, is the development pipeline. When in 2014 a new length of pipe that is built 1,673 kilometres (km), at the end of 2016 is projected to reach 2,580 km. The number of public refuelling stations and MRU from 25 in 2014 to 56 by the end of 2015. So even with a gas network of 41,7 thousand household connections (SR) in 2014 to 89,3 thousand SR at the end of 2016.
"Until the end of September 2016, Pertamina has completed a number of gas infrastructure projects, such as transmission pipelines of Belawan-KIM-KEK, seven SPBGs-APN in Depok, Subang City, Subang northern coastal areas, Citeuruep, Cirebon, Bogor, and Balikpapan and gas networks in Bulungan, Bekasi, Lhokseumawe, Lhoksukon, Pekanbaru, and Sidoarjo II, "said Wianda.