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Indonesian Government Set to Rely on Oil-Gas to Meet Energy Needs by 2050

Thursday, 14-October-2021 18:00

An offshore oil drilling well operated by Pertamina Hulu near Balikpapan
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An offshore oil drilling well operated by Pertamina Hulu near Balikpapan
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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian government has placed the oil and gas sector as the mainstay to meet domestic energy needs, even as far as 2050.

"Oil and gas still dominates domestic energy supply," said Secretary General of the National Energy Council Djoko Siswanto in a statement in Jakarta, on Wednesday (10/13/2021).

Based on the realization of the National Energy General Plan or RUEN in 2020, the percentage of oil and gas use in energy policy is set at 50.8 percent.

The figure indicates that more than half of the domestic energy supply is still met by the oil and gas sector.

Shifting to 2025, the government targets in the National Energy Policy (KEN) and RUEN that the contribution of oil and gas is at 47 percent.

This number is still higher than coal, which is targeted at 30 percent, and new and renewable energy at 23 percent.

Djoko revealed that the contribution of oil and gas will still be high in 2050, with a portion of 44 percent. Meanwhile, coal is only 25 percent, and new and renewable energy is 31 percent.

In maximizing the potential of oil and gas, the Indonesian government has a program to build a refinery to meet the needs of the public and industry for fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

Currently, the government is revitalizing the Refinery Development Master Plan (RDMP) in Balikpapan, and a new refinery in Tuban in order to meet domestic energy demand.

“At the same time, the government continues to increase new renewable energy so that if fossil fuels are disturbed, new renewable energy can replace them,” said Djoko.

In addition, the Indonesian government has set ambitious targets related to production of 1 million barrels of oil per day (BOPD) and gas production of 12 billion standard cubic feet per day (BSCFD) by 2030.

The target setting is an effort to raise oil and gas production to meet the needs of refineries in order to achieve national energy independence and security, as reported by Antara. 

Reporter : turkhan
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