Oil and gas production facility in Ujung Pangkah, East Java (photo OS/rambuenergy.com)
JAKARTA (rambuenergy.com) – The indonesian government plans to build 8 liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals along the northern Java Island coast as part of the government’s drive to imporve natural gas infrastructure.
Acting Director General for Oil and Gas (Migas) at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) I gusti Nyoman Wiratmaja Puja said that the government will start procuring the land this year for the onshore LNG receiving terminals.
“We will buy land this year and folowed by designing and construction next year,” Wiratmaja was quoted by Bisnis Indonesia as saying. He expects to build the onshore LNG terminals in Banten, Jakarta, Cirebon and East Java.
We hope that the development of LNG terminals will make it easier for vehicles travelling along the northern Java cost to get gas for their vehicles. The move is part of the government’s drive to increase the utilization of natural gas by domestic market. (*)