Indonesia aims to be a major gas exporter in the ASEAN region

Director of Oil and Gas Programme Development of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR), Mustafid Gunawan, explains the condition of Indonesia’s gas supply at the ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF) in Nusa Dua, Bali, Friday (25/8). (Source: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources)

Jakarta – Indonesia is eyeing a position as a major gas supplier in the Southeast Asian region, according to an official from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR).

Mustafid Gunawan, Director of Oil and Gas Program Development at ESDM, said that the use of natural gas in 2022 is dominated by domestic use, which reaches 67.2 per cent, from a total of 5,474.42 billion British thermal units per day (BBtud) of distributed gas.

He said that based on Indonesia’s gas balance sheet, domestic gas demand can be met from existing, ongoing, and potential supply.

“For potential and committed demand, it will be supported through potential projects and supplies that are expected to be onstream on schedule,” Gunawan said in a written statement.

Furthermore, according to him, Indonesia is expected to remain a net exporter of natural gas. However, the Indonesian government is committed to increasing gas utilisation for domestic needs and gradually reducing exports to maintain energy security and support economic growth.

Furthermore, to optimise gas supply and utilisation during the energy transition period, the government has developed a strategy to increase natural gas production and reserves, increase availability and maximise utilisation to support domestic gas supply, and set affordable and competitive prices. (Hartatik)

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