Pertamina Adds Four Mobile CNG Refueling Units in Jakarta

| Indonesia, Jakarta
CNG is BBG in Indonesia.

CNG is BBG in Indonesia.

Encouraging the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for transportation by Indonesia’s state-owned energy company PT Pertamina is being accomplished with the operation of mobile refueling units (MRUs). The four MRU’s were launched especially for fueling transportation in Jakarta and surrounding areas at the start of this week.

The inauguration of the operation of the four units assigned by the government’s Directorate General of Oil and Gas and Mineral Resources Ministry, was carried out by the Directorate General of Oil and Gas IGN Wiratmaja Pudja along with Jakarta Deputy Governor for Industry, Trade, and Transportation Sutanto Soehodho and Pertamina President Director Dwi Sucipto.

“The inauguration of these MRUs is evidence of Pertamina’s commitment to encouraging the use of gas fuel for transportation, which is increasing in number. As the market for ‘Envogas’ [the tradename for CNG] continues to develop from the demand side, we continue to add to the natural gas refueling infrastructure so that all stakeholders, including the car manufacturers, are becoming increasingly confident about the prospects of the natural gas vehicle marketin Indonesia in the future,” said Dwi Sucipto.

The MRUs are located at Lapangan Banteng (Central Jakarta), SPBG Pulogebang (East Jakarta), SPBU Coco on Jalan Industri, Kemayoran (Central Jakarta) and Rest Area KM 57 on the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road. This mobile gas refuelling technology can be migrated from one location to another, enabling Pertamina to prioritise locations not reachable by pipe gas. Each MRU has a size of 20 ft with a storage capacity of about 1800 LSP (Premium Gasoline Liters Equivalent). The existence of Pertamina MRUs provide encouragement for natural gas vehicle (NGV) owners users to fill up with CNG, a cleaner and environment-friendly when compared to gasoline.

The MRU’s will be operated and managed by Pertamina, through its affiliated company, PT Pertagas Commerce

Currently, Pertamina has completed construction of 34 Gas Fuel Filling Stations, referred to locally as SPBGs, with an average capacity of 30 kilo liters of premium equivalent (30,000 LSP) in every SPBG, including seven MRU. Pertamina’s refuelling infrasturcture is spread across Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek), Palembang in South Sumatra, Semarang in Central Java and Balikpapan in East Kalimantan. Most of SPBGs have been built with state funds, and in Fiscal Year 2015 18 SPBGs will be constructed with state funds and Pertamina investment.

“We thank the Government for its trust in Pertamina to conduct development CNG infrastructure and the provision of better use of state budget funds and funds of Pertamina,” Dwi said.


The growth of the natural gas fuel sector is in line with the national energy policy of replacing a portion of fuel oil with gas which is available in abundance in Indonesia

(Source: Pertamina)


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