Indonesia is unlikely to begin natural gas imports in 2025 – minister

Madiha Shakeel July 31, 2019

JAKARTA: Indonesian Energy Minister Ignasius Jonan told reporters on Wednesday the country is unlikely to begin natural gas imports in 2025 as initially expected because some big gas projects will start production reducing the need for overseas shipments.

The government previously estimated Indonesia will have a gas deficit by 2025 and would need to start importing the fuel.

“That was the previous calculation we made before discoveries (of new fields),” Jonan said on Wednesday.

Indonesia upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas said projects such as Sakakemang and the Tangguh Train 3 are expected to start operating before 2025.

Copyright Reuters, 2019

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