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Donggi-Senoro LNG project in limbo

  • Alfian

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 3 2009   /  02:03 pm

The status of the much-debated Donggi-Senoro liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Central Sulawesi is becoming more uncertain now that agreements with Japanese buyers have officially expired. State oil and gas company PT Pertamina's head of LNG business, Hari Karyuliarto, said the LNG sales agreement with Japanese Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc and Chubu Power Co Inc had expired last Friday. "Yes, the agreements have expired. Now, the buyers can officially terminate their contracts at any time," Hari said on Sunday. Hari refused to comment on whether the buyers had officially terminated their contracts. He said a team of Pertamina representatives would visit Japan this week. "We will update them on how the project is progressing. We will not ask for another contract extension as they have extended the contracts several times," Hari said. Pertamina is a member o...