Indonesia will import natural gas starting 2019

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Indonesia is estimating must import natural gas starting 2019 causes 47 percent of the country’s gas production is being exported to foreign countries. Based on the ministry data, Indonesia need to import 1,777 MMSCFD of natural gas in 2019. Agus Cahyono Adi, Director of Oil and Gas Development Program of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, said the number may be lowered if the country could discover new gas wells.  Meanwhile, Sampe Purba, Head of Natural Gas Commercialization of the Special Task Force on Oil and Gas said that domestic natural gas demand is still being dominated large industries and power plants. Purba hoped that better infrastructure would allow natural gas to be distributed to households. Indonesia will need more gas for domestic consumption if all of the infrastructures are ready and if the country’s electrification ratio could reach 100 percent by 2020.

 

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Indonesia will import natural gas starting 2019

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