Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Maximizing domestic natural gas use, key pillar of Indonesia’s energy strategy

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Audina Nur




The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) has reported a significant milestone in Indonesia’s energy landscape, with domestic natural gas utilization reaching 68.2 percent of total production throughout 2023. This achievement underscores the nation’s commitment to maximizing the utilization of its abundant natural resources and highlights the pivotal role of natural gas in meeting both industrial and household energy needs.

A substantial portion of Indonesia’s domestic natural gas utilization, totaling 1,516 million cubic feet per day (MMscfd), has been allocated to the industrial sector, driving economic growth and fostering industrial development across various sectors. Furthermore, the expansion of household gas networks (jargas), which currently serve approximately 900,000 households, is poised to further enhance energy accessibility and affordability for millions of Indonesians.

The widespread adoption of natural gas, particularly in industrial settings, is not only yielding significant economic benefits but also contributing to environmental sustainability by reducing emissions compared to traditional fuel sources such as LPG. By leveraging the inherent advantages of natural gas, including its lower emissions profile and cost-effectiveness, Indonesia is well-positioned to navigate the ongoing energy transition towards a more sustainable and resilient future.

Audina Nur






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