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Jakarta Post

New Cilacap refinery to produce 60 percent more RON92 gasoline

  • Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman
    Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 22, 2019   /  07:05 am
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State energy giant Pertamina main commissioner Tanri Abeng (left), Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arcandra Tahar (center) and Pertamina president director Nicke Widyawati chat during a visit to Pertamina Refinery Unit IV in Cilacap, Central Java. Their visit was to mark the completion of Langit Biru Cilacap development project, which allows the firm to able produce higher amount of cleaner gasoline or a fuel with research octane number (RON) 92.(JP/Courtesy of Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry)

State energy giant Pertamina has completed a refinery project called Proyek Langit Biru Cilacap (PLBC) in the firm's Cilacap refinery, which allows the firm to be able to produce a larger amount of cleaner gasoline, more specifically fuel with a research octane number (RON) of 92.  Pertamina's refinery and petrochemical megaproject director Ignatius Tallulembang said Friday that the project was fully completed and had been in operation since June.  “We started the project’s construction in November 2015 and completed it in June. Right now it is running at 100 percent capacity,” he said during a visit to the Cilacap refinery in Central Java.   The project, which cost US$392million, increased its RON 92 fuel production capacity by 66.8 percent from only 1 million barrels per month to 1.6 million barrels per month. Deputy Energy and Miner...