Not Going Down, Import is Only Option for Issue Gas Price Industry

By : Ridwan And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, December 13 2017 - 22:00 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry, Haris Munandar expects gas prices for industry, especially private industry sector in accordance with the expectations of business actors that is US $ 6 per MMBtu.

"We hope so, we are now (Kemenperin) striving," said Haris after attending the seminar 'Outlook Energy Security To Support National Industrial Growth 2018' held by Industry Journalist Forum (Forwin) in Jakarta, Wednesday (13/12 / 2017).

He added that currently there are several options related to the price of gas for the industry one of which is imported. "If it cannot be met from within the country, the other option is import," he explained.

However, he continued, there are other options to reduce the price of gas by pressing the main value chain; while from the government side may be non-tax state revenue (PNBP) can be reduced.

"Here are some options to reduce the price of gas, we continue to discuss with the relevant ministries, because there are many factors to be considered," said Haris.

According to him, the decline in gas prices for industry is not only prioritized for eight sectors only. He hopes other sectors are also experiencing a decrease in gas prices. "But again, all the process is gradual," he said.

Previously, Wakomtap upstream & petrochemical industry Kadin Indonesia, Achmad Widjaya said, Kadin just look, communication lines between governments respectively, still concerned with individual domains rather than national.

"Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs has not been able to coordinate and unify the domain, so the PP No. 40 on gas prices did not happen," he said.

As is known, in a Limited Cabinet Meeting dated October 4, 2016, President Jokowi instructed the industrial gas price to be lowered to US $ 5-6 per MMBTU to strengthen the competitiveness of national industries.

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