Bali gets LNG terminal

Jakarta: State-run electricity firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), oil and gas giant PT Pertamina and port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III) are coming together to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in Tanjung Benoa on the eastern island of Bali. The LNG would be used at power plants replacing Bali’s reliance on diesel for electricity.

Development of the LNG facility in Bali will be carried out in two stages: the construction of floating storage, and the building of an on-land receiving terminal.

The floating storage will serve as a temporary facility before the on-land receiving terminal, which will be built within the area of the Tanjung Benoa port operated by Pelindo III, is ready for operations. The on-land receiving facility is now under construction and will take two years to complete.  [30/09/14]

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