RI predicted to become energy importer in 2030

RI predicted to become energy importer in 2030

Marzan A. Iskandar. (ANTARA/Agus)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia is to become an energy importer by 2030, according to a study carried out by the National Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT).

"The prediction is based on the results of a study by the Energy Resources Development Technology Center (PTPSD) of BPPT," the agency`s chief Marzan Aziz Iskandar, said here on Wednesday.

He said that it was predicted that domestic energy production would no longer be able to meet domestic need in 2030. "Domestic need for energy will increase rapidly to 4.2 times the volume in 2009 and domestic production will only increase 2 times its present figure," he said.

Marzan said in 2030 it was expected that Indonesia`s energy imports would reach 1.05 billion equivalent to barrels oil.

The imports will be composed of 57 percent fuel oils, 36 percent crude, 6.8 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and a small volume of coal.

"But the country`s energy and renewable energy production in 2030 is estimated at 524 million equivalent to barrel oil, or an increase by 12.4 times from the present condition," he said.