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Jakarta Post

More Jakartans enjoy the convenience of gas networks in their home

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 15, 2019   /  05:45 pm
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An employee checks a gas pipeline system at a station in Subang, West Java, in this file photo.(Antara/Reno Esnir)

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 runs out of gas. Nor does she have to go to a nearby kiosk to buy a new canister. Since 2016, Sri has been using pipelined 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 pipelined 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-kil...