JAKARTA (Rambu Energy) – PT Pertamina Gas (Pertagas), a subsidiary of state owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina, said it is determined to fast forward the development of a land-based LNG receiving terminal in Benoa, Bali.
The presence of the receiving terminal is expected to help resolve gas shortage supply to the power plants and ultimately help address electricity shortage on the island.
Presidient Director of Pertagas Hendra Jaya said in Denpasar on Monday (Dec. 12) that the LNG terminal construction is being prepared and expected to start commercial operation in 2016.
The LNG receving terminal will receive gas from gas fields in other parts of the country, then regasified the LNG before delivered the gas to three power plants in the island, namely in Gilimanuk, Pemaron and Pesanggrahan.
The development of the LNG receiving terminal is part of Pertagas efforts to support the government’s program to accelerate the fuel-to-gas conversion program, which will reduce power plants dependence to more expensive fuel.
The land-based LNG terminal is being developed by PT Perta Daya Gas, a joint venture between Pertagas and Indonesia Power. The terminal is developed on 5-hectares of land, owned by state owned port operator Pelindo.
The LNG-terminal is designed to have 24,000 cubic meters of capacity and then delivered gas through 12 inches of pipeline at maximum capacity of 50 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of gas. The amount of gas could help generate 250 MW of power plant. (*)