JAKARTA – Together with the handover of 10% Participating Interest (PI) of Muriah Workng Area for Central Java Regional Government and Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) to West Java Regional Government, Wednesday (19/8), the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Sudirman Said also directly hand over the Decree of Domestic Gas System Management to the President Director of PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk (PGN), Hendi Prio Santoso, in elevel cities/districts.
Ministry of EMR assigned PGN to manage Central Java in Blora for 4.000 SR (House Connection) and Semarang for 4.000 SR. Ministry of EMR also assigned PGN to manage and operate domestic gas system in other nine cities/districts besides Blora and Semarang. The cities/districts are houses in Jabodetabek for 5.234 SR, Bogor District (4.000 SR), Cirebon City (4.000 SR), Palembang City (3.311 SR), Surabaya City (2.900 SR), Depok City (4.000 SR), Tarakan City (3.366 SR), Bekasi City (4.628 SR) and Sorong District (3.898 SR). So, the total SR is 43.334 SR. The domestic gas system are built by the Ministry of EMR.
Minister of EMR, Sudirman Said stated that the Ministry of EMR assigned PGN to manage and operate domestic gas system remembering that PGN has owned experience in distributing natural gas for domestic. “I am so glad that PGN is so aggressive in building gas system. It will hasten conversion heading to environmentally friendly energy for wide people,” said Sudirman.
Minister of EMR also assigned SKK Migas to prepare natural gas allocation for domestic to be adjusted according to supply volume realization and natural gas distribution for domestic. The president director of PGN, Hendi Prio Santoso stated that PGN welcome the trust of the Government, in this matter is Ministry of EMR to manage and operate domestic gas system. “We have had experience in distributing natural gas for domestic, so we are always ready to accept assignment from the Government,” said Hendi Prio Santoso. (AK)