Chamber of Commerce and Industry: PGN Should Be Responsible Related to the Supply of Gas Supply in North Sumatra

By : Ridwan And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, December 08 2017 - 20:30 IWST

PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk (PGN) (Foto Istimewa)
PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk (PGN) (Foto Istimewa)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Damage to production equipment experienced by PT Pertamina Hulu Energi Arun offshore Aceh caused PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) natural gas supply to shrink by 50 percent.

Wakomtap Industry Hulu and Petrokimia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Indonesia, Achmad Widjaya said PGN should be responsible for the depreciation of this gas supply.

"The company cannot do anything as soon as the gas drop suppliers, one of the ceramics factory is damaged, the loss is about Rp 2 billion," said Achmad Widjaya to INDUSTRY.co.id in Jakarta, Friday (8/12/2017).

Just for information, the decline in PGN gas supply occurred suddenly on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 18:20 local time. The gas pressure drops to 0.6 BAR on the MRS, the ideal gas supply for the plant is 5-6 BAR. It is Predicted until December 25, 2017 can only be normal again.

Achmad added, a few days to come, no gas, no production jakan, while the salary money of thousands of employees must keep running.

"Indeed PGN always does not want to know the suffering of employers and workers who will be dismissed PGN ask the company to reduce usage, that means send workers layoffs," said the man who is often called AW.

And great again, he continued, if anyone requested the addition of gas quota then the price set above USD 9.95 per MMBtu. "There is no legal umbrella in the form of EMR Ministerial Decree, while the price of gas in North Sumatera is still the most expensive in the world, hopefully the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources can provide the solution," said AW.

According to him, natural gas is an important factor in the growth of domestic industry. When energy is always there is no certainty it will interfere with performance while the industry is the wheels of the Indonesian economy.

"I hope there is a responsibility from related parties in completing the depreciation of gas supply in North Sumatra, moreover industrial gas prices are increasingly uncertain," he concluded.

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