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Duri-Dumai gas pipeline to be commissioned on Nov. 4

  • Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 29, 2018   /   02:39 pm
Duri-Dumai gas pipeline to be commissioned on Nov. 4 A building owned by state-owned gas company PGN. (Courtesy of/State-owned gas subholding company PGN )

The US$76 million Duri-Dumai gas transmission pipeline, which is a joint project between state gas firm PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) and its parent company, state energy holding company Pertamina, will be commissioned on Nov 4.

On Monday, PGN infrastructure and technology director Dilo Seno Widagdo said the company was still in process of obtaining transportation and sales permits from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry.

“So far, we only have temporary permits that we used for the construction process. Hence, we need to upgrade it,” he added.

The 67-kilometer Duri-Dumai pipeline has the capacity to transport 140 million metric standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMSCFD).

PGN said it had roped in two gas supply companies that would use the pipeline, namely the ConocoPhillips’ Corridor field in South Sumatra and Pertamina’s Jambi Merang block.

Dilo said potential buyers of the gas included industry sectors such as petrochemical and oleochemical firms as well as households through the government program of gas network for households (Jargas).

“We estimate that around 200 households will take part in the Jargas program,” he said, adding that industry customers included the country’s largest palm oil producer, Wilmar Indonesia. (bbn)