PGN: Natural gas infrastructure development accelerated to support energy transition

Jakarta – The government is committed to expanding domestic gas utilisation, making natural gas the primary choice for reducing carbon emissions, according to Pertamina’s gas sub-holding, PT PGN Tbk. The state-owned company said it would support the energy transition towards net zero emission by 2060 and fully support the government’s efforts to accelerate the development of natural gas infrastructure.

In an official statement, PGN’s Director of Strategy and Business Development, Rosa Permata Sari, stated that this acceleration includes improving household gas networks and the construction of gas filling stations (SPBG) to facilitate access to natural gas users.

According to Sari, in a written statement, natural gas, as the nation’s strategic asset, is the primary focus to be optimised in strengthening national energy security. With national natural gas reserves more significant than oil, she added that upstream and downstream strategies must be appropriately responded to.

Sari said Pertamina’s gas sub-holding has also begun to participate in the downstream of natural gas products in petrochemicals and supporting decarbonisation programs through hydrogen and CO2 transportation programs.

The operationalisation of the Cirebon – Semarang (Cisem) gas network phase II is one of the strategic steps to improve the resilience of domestic natural gas supply. With the connection of the gas pipeline network in Java, she explained that the potential supply of natural gas from East Java could be utilised to supply energy needs, especially in the new industrial areas growing rapidly in Central Java. (Hartatik)

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