TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The government has planned to involve PT Pertamina and PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) to develop the natural gas distribution network (Jargas) to households.
The Jargas development is targeted to serve households in 25 cities within the next five years. By the end of 2014, the government had completed Jargas development in 21 cities in 11 provinces serving 203,100 households.
Energy and Mineral Resources Minister (ESDM) Sudirman Said explained that the government involved Pertamina and PGN to accelerate the fuel-to-gas conversion program and the infrastructures of natural gas distribution network to households. Sudirman added that by involving of the two state-owned energy companies would help the government to achieve the target serving households in 25 cities within the next five years.
“The development of natural gas distribution network to households will be conducted massively and focused to cities that are ready to be gas cities,” Sudirman said as reported by ESDM Ministry’s official page on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.
In 2015, the ESDM Ministry will build a natural gas distribution network in Lhoksuken, Aceh, and Pekanbaru, Riau, to serve 4,000 households. Pertamina will cover the natural gas distribution network in Prabumulih, South Sumatera, and Jambi serving 4,600 households. In addition, PGN will build the distribution network to serve 15,000 households in Surabaya, Sidoarjo, Pasuruan, Cierbon, Palembang, Jabodetabek and Medan.