Jakarta, KOMPAS.com – The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ignasius Jonan, guarantees that Indonesia will not import gas.
According to former PT Kereta Api Indonesia CEO, Indonesia's gas reserves are adequate so that they do not require imports.
"We (Indonesia) will never import gas," Johnnan said in Jakarta on Wednesday (July 31, 2019).
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources forecasts that in 2025-2027 gas needs will be greater than supply or deficit.
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But that corrected John. According to John, at the time the forecast did not take into account the potential for gas supply from the opening of new reserves and gas contracts in the future, such as the Masela block and the Eastern Natuna block.
"Yes (the gas balance forecasts) he made before were not many (new reserves)," said Johnnan.
Jonan added that Indonesia currently only imports propane-butane gas. As the characteristics of Indonesia-produced gas cannot necessarily be converted to propane-butane.
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