The Asia Pacific Natural Gas Vehicles Association (ANGVA) carried out a very successful 10th Natural Gas Vehicles & Infrastructure Indonesia Forum and Exhibition, in Jakarta, Indonesia in late March of this year. The Forum was attended by around 180 participants and 35 exhibitors, including several international participants.
Site visits featured in Day 1 of the program, with participants calling on a newly built Pertamina NGV station at Depok, followed by visit to the CNG refueling infrastructure at the Transjakarta Bus Stop at Ancol operated by PGN Gagas and PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro), and finally to a Mobile Refueling Unit (MRU) in Pluit build by PGN Gagas Energi and Jakpro. This MRU was located along one of the corridor of the Transjakarta Busway and will be connected directly to the nearby natural gas pipeline supply system.
ANGVA has reported several highlights from the Forum:
- One of the most important regulations related to NGV / CNG in Indonesia is the Presidential Regulation No. 125 of 2015 concerning amendments to Presidential Regulation No. 64 of 2012 on Provision, Rationing, Price Fixing of Gas Fuel for Transportation. It states: “supply and distribution of fuel gas destined for motor vehicles for road transport in the form of CNG are implemented gradually in certain areas as designated by the Minister who held government affairs in the field of oil and gas after consideration by the Minister who held government affairs in the field of transportation”. ANGVA interprets this as saying the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), through the Directorate of Oil and Gas, is set to play a major role in the development of NGV/CNG infrastructure and programme in Indonesia.
- The above regulation also authorises Pertamina, as the assigned state-owned enterprise, to develop infrastructure and distribute CNG for Public Transport using the State Budget and/or its own budget to develop the CNG infrastructure for its supplies and distribution.
- Natural gas for the transportation sector is ranked amongst sectors of highest priority for gas allocation.
- Pertamina is assigned to provide, distribute and perform CNG converter kits installation for government official vehicles and public transportation vehicles in 2016, reportedly planning to allocate 500 kits to taxis and 500 kits to government official vehicles.
Pertamina, based in Jakarta, currently have 59 CNG stations (23 online stations, 9 mother stations, 13 daughter stations, 7 Ecostations and 7 mobile refueling units). The company plans to have 200 stations by 2030 in major cities in Indonesia.
PGN Gagas currently have 10 CNG stations (including 5 Mobile Refueling Units) in operation and another 5 stations under construction. Its plan to have 68 stations by 2020. ANGVA explains the major challenge to PGN Gagas, as a private enterprise, is that the current retail price of CNG for transport sector set by the government does not give any profit margin to the company.
The full ANGVA report, including a Gas Infrastructure Road Map 2016 – 2030 presented by the Directorate of Oil and Gas, ESDM, is available from the ANGVA website at www.angva.org. The Road Map foresees introduction of LNG refuelling station toward the end of this decade.
ANGVA is an affiliated association of NGV Global.