Indonesia to Open Mini LNG Terminal in March

By Aiswarya Lakshmi
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Image Courtesy: Antara Foto

 Indonesia's first mini liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, considered an ideal concept for a gas terminal an archipelago, is set to start operations in March, supplying 40 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of gas to Bali’s Pesanggaran power plant.

 
PT Pelindo Energi Logistik (PEL) is aiming to see operations at its Benoa liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal kick off by March, delivering LNG from Bontang in East Kalimantan to Pesanggaran power plant in Denpasar, Bali. 
 
PEL, a subsidiary of state-owned port operator Pelindo Indonesia III, has signed a contract with Jaya Samudra Karunia Group (JSK Group) to operate the Benoa LNG terminal, consisting of a floating regasification unit (FRU) and a floating storage unit (FSU).
 
PEL president director Denny Hermanto said that the terminal would help improve state infrastructure for LNG distribution and maximize domestic gas production for domestic use as a cleaner fuel alternative and means of reducing dependence on more expensive energy. 
 
Every day Benoa LNG will supply 40 million standard cubic feet per day or million standard cubic feet per day (mmfcsd) to turn Pesanggaran-Bali power plant operated by a subsidiary of PT PLN namely Indonesia Power.
 
In 2014, Indonesia, the world’s 10th biggest gas producer, produced 73.4 billion cubic meters of gas but consumed only 38.4 billion cubic meters, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2015.  

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