Wednesday, 19 June 2019 | 09:38 WIB

PGN’s Step in Handling Gas Leak on Bojongnegara Waters

PGN ready to suppy gas to Cilegon's Gas and Steam Power Plant (PLTGU) owned by PT PLN

JAKARTA, NNC - PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) is ready to suppy gas to Cilegon's Gas and Steam Power Plant (PLTGU) owned by PT PLN (State Electricity Company) which had been disrupted from a gas leak owned by the K3S supplier on Tuesday, July 10.

The leak in the pipeline is predicted to reduce the gas supply needed by the Gas and Steam Power Plant Cilegon by 50 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) or equivalent to 30 BBTUD.

The Gas and Steam Power Plant Cilegon is known to supply electricity to the Java Bali power plant system of 150 KVa with gas supply needs of 120 BBTUD. In accordance with the contract, K3S supplies gas to PLTGU Cilegon as much as 60-90 BBTUD. Meanwhile, PGN supplies 27.27 - 40 BBTUD of gas for the needs of the plant.

"PGN has the ability to supply up to 60 BBTUD to the Gas and Steam Power Plant Cilegon. We are prepared to replace the gas due to the leakage, if necessary to maintain electricity supply to the public," PGN Corporate Secretary Rachmat Hutama said on Tuesday, July 10.

Rachmat says PGN currently awaits confirmation from PLN regarding to the additional supply that is able to be provided by PGN at any time.

The K3S's underwater pipeline experienced a leak since Tuesday morning. PLN is most affected by the pipeline's damage.

Head of Program Division of the Special Unit for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Unit (SKK Migas), Wisnu Prabawa Taher, said the leak occurred at the K3S's 20-inch underwater gas pipeline in Bojonegara waters, Serang, Banten. The cause of the leak is still being investigated by the Special Unit for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Unit joint team.