TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - State gas company PGN received 37 billion British thermal units (BTU) of natural gas from ConocoPhillips. PGN President Director Jobi Triananda Hasjim explained in its press release that the additional gas supply will be allocated to regions in Dumai, Riau.
The agreement signing was done by Jobi and the ConocoPhillips general manager Bajian Agarwal during the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) convention on Wednesday, May 17.
“This deal signing is also a support from government and upstream companies alike towards PGN in order to broaden the uses of natural gas, which is domestically more efficient and environmentally friendly,” Jobi said.
The deal states that the gas supply will flow throughout 2018 to 2023. PGN will distribute the gas production from ConocoPhillips to the people through a network of Duri-Dumai transmission pipes.
PGN is currently finishing the construction of 137 kilometers distribution pipes that is predicted to be complete in 2018. The company is also working on the 67 kilometers Duri-Dumai pipe project.
Up to today, the state-owned company has constructed and operated natural gas pipe network measuring more than 7,200 kilometers across Indonesia. PGN operates two floating storage and regasification units (FSRU), 11 gas refueling stations, and four mobile refueling units (MRU).