Wednesday, 17 July 2019 | 17:41 WIB

Pertamina Set on Exporting One Million Tons of LNG to Bangladesh

illustration: Pertamina's tanker vessel (bumn)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Nasrul Hamid, Minister of Electricity and Energy of Bangladesh, has appreciated the cooperation in liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector with Indonesia. Moreover, according to him, it can be a solution to overcome the LNG supply deficit in Bangladesh.

"The [LNG] deficit in 2018 is estimated to be around 1 million tons per year, and will rise to around 11 million tons per year by 2030. To meet the gas deficit, the Government of Bangladesh will import LNG, which will be conducted by Petrobangla," Nasrul told reporters in Jakarta on Friday (9/15/2017).

Meanwhile, Yenni Andayani, Director of Gas at state-owned energy company Pertamina, said that in addition to supplying LNG to Bangladesh, the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Bangladesh also opens the opportunity for Pertamina to develop LNG receiving facilities there.

"This is just the beginning of the cooperation, which opens the opportunity for business development.  We will discuss further about technical aspects,” she said.

In this partnership, Pertaminawill build an LNG receiving facility in Bangladesh.

The facility consists of Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), mooring and off-loading, sub-sea infrastructure and onshore gas pipelinesm, as well as natural gas grids.