PGN to build LNG facilities in West Papua

JAKARTA ( – A national gas distributor company PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk (IDX:PGAS) said it is planning to build LNG facilities in West Papua. The company would tie up with a local company in developing the LNG project, a company official said.

PGN Director for Commercial Danny Praditya said recently that the LNG project will consist of LNG terminal and LNG storage vessel. The gas will come from the Tangguh LNG project, developed by BP Berau Ltd.

PGN expects to get 20 MMSCFD of gas from Tangguh Train 3 project.

The LNG will be supplied to the state electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) power plants, through LNG vessels.

Danny said the LNG will be sent via the so-called virtual pipeline network, instead of physical pipeline.
The gas from the Tangguh project will be liquefied in order to make it easier for transportation. The liquefied gas will then regasified before it is transferred to the customers, in this case PLN. (*)

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