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Economy in brief: Pertamina opens its first gas-filling station

Posted: Wed, December 12 2012 | 11:42 am

JAKARTA: State-owned oil and gas firm PT Pertamina has officially begun operating its first company-owned, company-operated ( COCO ) gas-filling ( SPBG ) station in Jakarta.

Pertamina’s president director Karen Agustiawan said on Tuesday that the gas station, which was built with an investment of up to US$3.7 million, was expected to meet the needs of public transportation vehicles and private cars.

 “I hope the SPBG will give a satisfactory service to the Transjakarta buses, public minivans, cabs, bajaj [three-wheeled taxis] and private vehicles,” she said in an emailed statement.

The gas station, located in Daan Mogot, West Jakarta, will be able to distribute 1 million standard cubic feet per day ( mmscfd ) of gas or 30,000 LSP ( Premium gasoline liter equivalent ). It began its initial operations on Monday. Premium, a government-subsidized fossil-based fuel largely used by public and private vehicles, is sold at Rp 4,500 ( 49 US cents ), the cheapest in Southeast Asia.

In Indonesia, compressed natural gas ( CNG ), locally known as BBG, which is used for public transportation, is sold at around Rp 3,100 per LSP, while liquefied gas for vehicles ( LGV ), consumed by private cars, is sold at Rp 3,600 per LSP.

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