PGN completes development of western Indonesia's 80 pct gas pipelines

PGN completes development of western Indonesia's 80 pct gas pipelines

President Director of PGN Gigih Prakoso speaking at a discussion in Jakarta on Wednesday (8/8/2019). ANTARA/Aji Cakti/sh

Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-owned gas company PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) disclosed the progress achieved in the development of gas transmission pipelines in the western part of Indonesia reaching 80 percent.

"For the western part of Indonesia, we have completed almost 80 percent of construction of the gas transmission pipelines," PGN's President Director Gigih Prakoso stated here on Thursday.

Thus, the company would yet have to connect 20 percent of the gas pipelines, from Semarang in Central Java to Cirebon in West Java, and from Duri in the central part of Sumatra to Medan in North Sumatra.

"PGN is ready to develop (gas pipelines) with the government’s support, and we will have to develop the market in those regions," he stated.

Indonesia's geographical terrain, with its large and small islands and deep sea, is a challenge for PGN to build gas transmission pipelines.

To this end, the company has prepared strategies as a precautionary measure, he stated. For the western part of Indonesia, especially in Sumatra and Java, PGN will distribute gas through pipelines that link Arun in Aceh to East Java.

"In the near future, it will be 100 percent connected," he added.

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