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More Jakartans enjoy convenience of gas networks at home

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 15 2019   /  12:36 am

CM Sri Suhartati, a 68-year-old woman living in Perumnas Klender in East Jakarta, said she no longer had to stop cooking whenever her liquified petroleum gas (LPG) canister ran out.Nor does she have to go to a nearby kiosk to buy a new canister.Since 2016, Sri has been using piped natural gas from state-owned gas distributor PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN). She said she did not regret making the switch.“Pipelined gas is cheaper and more convenient. The service allows me to have unlimited access to natural gas, so I would never run out of gas,” she told The Jakarta Post on Monday.She added that almost all her neighbors in neighborhood unit (RT) 9 had switched to using the piped gas because of its convenience.Muhammad Taufik Hidayat, Sri’s next-door neighbor, said he used to spend around Rp 140,000 (US$10) a month buying 12-kilogram canisters of LPG, but now he spent around ...