Govt to build 33 more gas stations
Sat, June 9 2012 18:48 | 1358 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government plans to build 33 more gas stations (SPBGs) at a cost of Rp2 trillion this year to support a fuel-to-gas conversion program, an Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry official said.
The gas stations would be built in Jakarta, Banten, West Java and East Java provinces, the ministry`s director general of oil and gas, Evita Legowo said here on Thursday.
"With the addition of 33 SPBGs, the number of SPBGs will reach 54 by the end of this year," she said.
The government had allocated Rp2 trillion in funds for the construction of SPBGs, she said.
The government hoped a tender for the construction of the new SPBGs could be completed in thee months` time and the SPBGs could be built starting October 2012, she said.
Evita said gas producers were ready to supply 23.1 mmscfd of gas to Jakarta and its surrounding areas, 10.2 mmscfd to Surabaya, Gresik and Sidoarjo in East Java, and 2.2 mmscfd to Palembang in South Sumatra.
"The Memorandum of Understanding with gas suppliers has been signed," she said.
She said gas sale purchase agreement with gas suppliers could hopefully be signed at the end of August 2012.
"There are several things we still need to solve. We have set ourselves the target of solving the matter at least by the end of August 2012," she said.
The matters included tax, gas price at upstream level, and gas transport cost, she said.
The government aims to save 8,000 kiloliters of gas through the fuel-to-gas conversion program this year. (*)
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