JAKARTA. Director General of Oil and Gas, Evita H. Legowo, Head of Downstream Oil and Gas (BPH Migas) Dr. Ir. Andy Noorsaman Sommeng, DEA, Head of BP Migas, R.Priyono, along with some of the District Government / City signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Natural Gas Transportation Sector in 2012. The signing was witnessed by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Wacik.
The signing is done in the Main Lobby of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, on Monday (23/04/2012) This is one proof of the seriousness of the Government to provide a choice of transport fuels and reduce fuel are expensive and not environmentally friendly.
As we know that this is mandated by Act No. 30 of 2007 on the need to diversify energy mandates for reduction in petroleum use and this is in line with Presidential Decree No. 5 of 2006 that targets the use of petroleum energy mix of 51 Percent to 20 Percent in 2025.
Until now, the use of natural gas for the transport sector have not been up mainly due to lack of gas supply, infrastructure constraints and it is still expensive converter kit by public transport drivers. To that end through the Government Work Plan (RKP) in 2011, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources through the Directorate General of Oil and Gas carry out development of gas refueling infrastructure (SPBGs) in Palembang, 4 units, and in 2012 to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Government of gas supply with a gas producer, and preparation of infrastructure with the state budget.
Allocation of 35.5 MMSCFD of natural gas allocated to the region:
- Greater Jakarta, where the gas is supplied from PT Pertamina EP, Medco E & P Indonesia, PT PHE ONWJ, PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk and JOBP-Talisman Jambi Merang, with a total volume of 23.1 MMSCFD of gas.
- Surabaya, Gresik and Sidoarjo, supplied from PHE West Madura Offshore and Santos with a total volume of 10.2 MMSCFD gas, and
- Palembang, supplied by SP2J and Pertamina EP with a total volume of 2.2 MMSCFD of gas.
In 2012, the Government will build natural gas infrastructure SPBGs in Surabaya, Gresik and Sidoarjo where gas fuel stations will be built in Jakarta, Bekasi, Depok, Tangerang City South, Bogor, Bogor regency, regency of Sidoarjo, Gresik and Surabaya. SPBGs LGV will be built especially in areas that are not available allocation of natural gas and gas pipeline infrastructure such as Bandung, Bali and Yogyakarta.
In 2012, the Government will also distribute 25,500 units converter kits to public transportation vehicles and services. The program is expected to save 0.3 million KL of fuel or a fuel subsidy of Rp 1.5 trillion. Diversification of the fuel to the gas in the transportation sector is one of the national priority programs that provide benefits for society and the Government.
Community benefits are gained fuels that are cheaper, cleaner, and in accordance with the demands of machining technology vehicles that will improve the health and welfare of the community, while the Government, the use of gas fuel can ensure energy security, save on subsidies, improve domestic energy security and success of the program as well as the blue sky alternative energy introduced to the public.