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Better Efficiency, National Industry Shifts to Natural Gas

PGN illustration (nfnewseconomy.blogspot.com)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Global competition nowadays demands national industries to become efficient. Shifting to natural gas is one of right moves because compared to other fuels, natural gas is more efficient, eco-friendly and easy to use.

“National industries become increasingly shifting to natural gas. Global competition demands national industry to increase quality and efficiency,” Vice President Corporate Communication of PGN, state-owned gas company, Irwan Andri Atmanto, Wednesday (1/25/2017).

However, natural gas which has superiorities comes from domestic production; the industries cannot enjoy the gas without constructing natural gas pipeline infrastructure locally.

Therefore, it has become the commitment of Perusahaan Gas Negara to continue developing natural gas infrastructure and opening new areas of natural gas consumers.

“PGN’s total downstream gas pipeline so far has exceeded 7,278 kilometers. This equals to 80% of downstream natural gas infrastructure across Indonesia. But the figure is not enough. There remain areas which are unreachable by natural gas infrastructure and PGN will aggressively continue developing natural gas infrastructure in Indonesia,” Irwan explained. 

As of now, Perusahaan Gas Negara has supplied natural gas to 1,652 industries and power plants, besides PGN also distributed natural gas to over 1,920 commercial costumers and SME, and distributed more than 2,000 household costumers. (*)