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No firm gas deal with Singapore, for now

  • Fedina S. Sundaryani

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, September 12, 2017   /  06:45 am
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In progress: Workers repair household electricity networks in Malang, East Java, on Aug.28.(Antara/Bowo Sucipto)

After public uproar met an earlier idea of “importing” gas from Singapore to fuel future power plants in Riau Islands, an agreement between state-owned electricity firm PLN and two Singaporean energy companies has come to light. PLN and Keppel Offshore & Marine, as well as Pavilion Energy, signed heads of agreement (HoA) last Thursday at the Istana in Singapore to conduct a sixmonth study for the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification facilities for PLN’s gas. The projects would support the operations of future power plants in Tanjung Pinang and Natuna, both in Riau Islands. Currently, Natuna is dependent on diesel-fueled power plants with 8 megawatts (MW) of capacity, while Tanjung Pinang procures its electricity from neighboring Batam using submarine power cables. PLN regional business director for Central Java Amir Rosidi...