ANGVA Forum Provides Indonesian Update on Natural Gas

| Indonesia, Bali

ANGVAThe Asia Pacific Natural Gas Vehicles Assoication (ANGVA) has reported on its 5th Annual LNG Transport, Handling and Storage Forum, held in Bali, Indonesia. The Forum, held on 23rd and 24th Feb, was attended by around 80 delegates from local and overseas companies and organizations. A training workshop on “LNG bunkering key compatibility and operational issue”, facilitated by Ms. Elsie Tang, Consultant-Maritime Advisory, DNV GL, was held on 22nd April 2015.

At the forum, keynote addresses were given by Dr. Ir. IGN Wiratmaja Puja, the Director General of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) — ‘Meeting Increasing Domestic Demand with Natural Gas and LNG’, Dr. A Qoyum Tjandranegara, Committee member of BHP MIGAS — ‘Connecting Natural Gas Infrastructure Development within Indonesia: A Government’s perspective’, and Mr. Amien Sunaryadi, Head of SKK MIGAS, Indonesia — ‘Accelerating Natural Gas Production to Meet Increasing Domestic Demand’.

At the forum it was reported that the Government of Indonesia is pushing for more domestic use of natural gas to reduce dependency on oil and to reduce local pollution and CO2 emissions. Due to the country’s widely dispersed archipelago with thousand of islands and lack of extensive gas pipeline networks, LNG is set to play a prominent role in the government push to accelerate the building of local gas infrastructure to supply natural gas to the power, industrial, mining, transport, commercial, and residential sectors. Currently there are two LNG plants in operation in Indonesia (Bontang and Tangguh), with two more plants under construction (Donngi-Senoro and Abadi FLNG).

Indonesia also has two LNG receiving terminals in operation, the land based LNG Terminal in Arun and the FRSU in Central Java. Two marine CNG terminals are also in operation in the country.

In terms of usage of LNG for land transport, there is one pilot project LNG filling station in Bontang, Kalimantan. The LNG is delivered in ISO 20ft tanks by trucks to a Komatsu HD- 645 Mining Dump Truck belonging to Berau Coal Company located 500 km or 3 days away from the LNG filling station at Bontang, and to a Volvo F-16 Mining Dump Truck belonging to Indominco located 25 km or 1 hour away. There is plan to build more LNG filling stations and LCNG stations in the country to provide natural gas to the land transport sector in the country.

(Source: ANGVA)

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