JAKARTA (rambuenergy.com) – BP Berau, the operator of BP Tangguh LNG project, has decided to allocate 20 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSFD) of gas to generate power plants operated by PLN in Papua.
Country Manager of BP Indonesia Dharmawan Syamsu was quoted by Kontan daily as saying that the gas will be allocated from the Tangguh train-3, which is currently being developed.
BP, he said, has asked the regional governments in West Papua to establish a regional government owned company (BUMD) to distribute the LNG from Train III, which is expected to be completed in 2020.
BP Tangguh will also build small jetty that will allow smaller vessels to transit and transport the LNG via LNG vessel or carrier to West Papua area. The LNG will be used by PLN to generate its power plants in Manokwari and Bintuni areas.
BP has decided to allocate 40 percent of Train III production of 3.8 million metric tons per year for domestic market. BP has also suggested the government to build more LNG receiving terminals to receive LNG from Tangguh LNG project. (*)