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Consortium insists on need to export Donggi-Senoro's LNG

  • Alfian

  /   Mon, June 22 2009   /  11:32 am

The consortium set to construct and operate the controversial Donggi-Senoro liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Central Sulawesi has stated that output from the project must be exported to ensure its economic viability. "We will convince *the government* that our scenario is still the best for the country. We will continue our dialogue with the government," Lukman Mahfoedz, project director of consortium member Medco Energy, said in a text message Friday. The remarks came after Vice President Jusuf Kalla said earlier last week that gas from Senoro and Matindok fields intended to supply the plant, must be sold to meet domestic demand, putting the LNG project in jeopardy. Medco, through its subsidiary PT Medco E&P, owns fifty percent of the Senoro field. State oil and gas company PT Pertamina owns the remaining 50 percent. Although Pertamina fu...