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Gas shortage will continue until 2015, PGN says

  • Alfian

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 23 2010   /  11:05 am

The gas shortage will continue at least until 2015 although there will be additional supply resulting from the operation of three liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in late 2011, state gas distributor PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) says.“The gas deficit will reach 385 billion British thermal unit per day [BBTUD] this year and will continue to increase until reaching 713 BBTUD in 2015,” PGN’s president director Hendi Prio Santoso told lawmakers on Thursday.According to Hendi, PGN’s gas demand in 2010 reaches 1,206 BBTUD, while gas supply amounted to only about  821 BBTUDPGN expects to begin receiving gas supply from new LNG receiving facilities in 2011 with a supply
volume of 100 BBTUD in the first year, which will be gradually increased until reaching 560 BBTUD by 2015. Despite the additional supply, the company’s gas balance will still remain in deficit. By 2015, t...