Natural Gas Utilization Could Reach 22 Percent in 2025


The government has set a target of natural gas utilization to reach 22 percent by 2025.

The Head of the Communication, Public Information Service and Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Agung Pribadi, explained that the development of gas infrastructure is required to accelerate the use of natural gas in the country, one of which is the LNG Terminal.

As for realizing this target, one of the implementations is through the development of an LNG terminal in Bali. PT PLN (Persero) through its subsidiary PT PLN Gas & Geothermal (PLNGG) and PT Dewata Energy Bersih (DEB), signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a feasibility study for the development of the Bali LNG Terminal.

Source: persen-pada-2025

CNG Cylinder, New Scheme of Gas Distribution to the Community

A new gas distribution scheme has begun to be explored by PT Gagas Energi Indonesia, a subsidiary of PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk (PGAS), which is a tube change system known as C-Cyl or CNG Cylinder.

The previous natural gas distribution system through Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for the industrial and commercial sectors, known as Gaslink, was carried out by channeling gas from the Gas Transport Module (GTM) to a pressure reduction equipment equipped with gas storage or Pressure Reduction System (PRS) which was placed in the customer location.

Muhammad Hardiansyah, President Director of Gagas, said that C-Cyl is a new way of distributing gas as a response and a form of adaptation for companies during a pandemic. This system is a solution for potential customers who want to use Gaslink, but are constrained by the relatively small demand for natural gas and/or have limited business land.


World LNG Demand is Predicted to Increase to 700 Million Tons by 2040

Royal Dutch Shell, the oil and gas giant from the Netherlands, projects that global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2040 will almost double to 700 million tons.

However, at the end of the year, it can rise to its highest level in six years as demand for LNG in parts of Asia recovers and purchases increase in winter amid tight supplies.

Asia is expected to boost nearly 75% of LNG demand growth by 2040 as domestic gas production declines and LNG replaces energy sources that have high emissions.

In 2020 China and India are leading the way in recovering LNG demand following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. China increased LNG imports by 7 million tonnes to 67 million tonnes in 2020, or an 11% increase from the previous year.


The Ambition of Qatar Petroleum to Become the World’s Largest LNG Producer


Qatar Petroleum targets to become the world’s largest producer of liquefied natural gas or LNG for the next two decades. The country in the Middle East will take advantage of the increasing demand for natural gas in line with the global transition from oil and coal to clean energy.

Its LNG capacity will increase by more than 50% to 126 million tons per year. Its main competitors are currently Australia and the United States. However, Qatar’s advantage is that its LNG production is cheaper, even when oil prices fall below US $20 per barrel.


SKK Migas Hopes to Increase World Oil Prices to Increase Production in the Upstream Sector


The Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities or SKK Migas said that the increase in world oil prices will have a positive impact on production performance in the domestic upstream sector.

The interim SKK Migas Head of Program and Communication Susana Kurniasih said that since the beginning of 2021, many analysts have projected that world oil prices will be better than last year’s average.

However, the increase that occurred some time ago moved higher than the initial projection at the level of US $ 52 per barrel. He said that in the projections of several analysts, the world oil price would only touch US$ 60 per barrel in 2022.


The Program for Converting Diesel Generators to Gas is Hampered by Economic Value


The economic value of the diesel to gas conversion program for power generation is still hampered. In fact, PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk has committed to work on the gasification project of 52 diesel power plants or PLTD owned by PLN. President Director of PGN Suko Hartono said that during the conversion discussion process, PLN as the owner of the PLTD was not open. This is mainly related to the gas demand data required for the gasification project. The data that PLN has presented so far are not included in the company’s economic calculation. He also asked the state electricity company to be open about the use of gas allocations.

This condition is a challenge for the commercialization of PGN gas. On the other hand, this project is a government assignment as stipulated in the Decree of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Number 13 of 2020.

Source: e%201