03 Desember 2022
Support the Reliability of Refinery Operations, Pertagas Niaga Supplies LNG for RU V Balikpapan
Balikpapan – Pertamina Gas Subholding through its affiliate, PT Pertagas Niaga started the flow of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to support the reliable operation of Refinery Unit (RU) V Refinery, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. The LNG flow which was inaugurated on Friday (02/12) is an effort taken to meet the gas energy needs of RU V Balikpapan before the PT Pertamina Gas Balikpapan-Senipah gas pipeline operates and is a follow-up to the gas sale and purchase agreement signed in August 2022 between PTGN and PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional (KPI).
Pertagas Niaga supplies LNG obtained from Filling Station Plant 26 in Bontang and transported to Balikpapan. It is projected that the flow of LNG with a volume of 2 MMSCFD will run for the next one year in collaboration with transportation partner PT Patra Logistik.
"Thank God, finally the flow of LNG to RU V can run smoothly. Apart from supplying gas to support refinery operations, this gas distribution is also a form of strengthening synergies within Pertamina's internal environment," said PT Pertagas Niaga President Director, Aminuddin.
Meanwhile, the RU V Balikpapan KPI stated that this distribution has a major contribution to one of these national vital objects. "LNG regasification in RU V is a concrete form of implementing AKHLAK's values, namely harmony and collaboration, namely between SH Gas and SH R&P, especially Pertagas Niaga and PT KPI RU V. This gas distribution helps RU V's operations when the supply of existing natural gas suppliers has decreased. ", said GM RU V Balikpapan, Arafat Bayu Nugroho.
LNG distribution is an alternative to meeting gas energy needs in areas that are not yet connected to gas pipelines in order to accelerate energy distribution. Since 2015 Pertagas Niaga has been a pioneer in retail LNG supply in Indonesia, starting in the East Kalimantan region. Currently PTGN's LNG supply has spread to the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi to meet the needs of factories, hospitals, the hotel industry, restaurants and power plants with a total supply volume of 300,000 MMBTU/month.