The Jakarta Post
State-owned electricity firm PLN is set to get an additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply of 2.85 million tons per year once the Train 3 of the Tangguh LNG plant in West Papua begins commercial production in the second quarter of 2020.
British oil and gas giant BP is constructing the Tangguh Train 3 worth US$11.13 billion. The facility will have an annual production capacity of 3.8 million tons of LNG, of which 75 percent will be allocated for PLN.
“PLN has committed to buy 75 percent of production from the Train 3,” Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arcandra Tahar said recently, adding that the additional LNG supply from Train 3 was equal to 3,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity.
At present, the Train 1 and Train 2 of the Tangguh plant produce a total of 7.6 million tons of LNG per year.
Global consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie has estimated that Indonesia’s LNG production will increase by 2.17 percent year-on-year to 18.8 million tons in 2018, of which 9.1 million tons will come from the Bontang plant in East Kalimantan, 7.1 million tons from the Tangguh plant and 2.6 million tons from the Donggi-Senoro plant in Central Sulawesi.
Wood Mackenzie says importers from East Asia, including from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, have committed to buy 12.5 million tons of Indonesia’s total LNG production, while about 2.8 million tons will be absorbed by the domestic market and the rest will be sold in the spot market. (bbn)