Pertamina completes construction of 12 fuel terminals in Eastern Indonesia
PT Pertamina (Persero) has finished tank construction in 12 fuel (BBM) terminal locations spread across Eastern Indonesia to strengthen the state-owned oil and gas company’s fuel infrastructure with an additional capacity of 65,000 kilolitres (KL).
The fuel tanks are located in Badas (West Nusa Tenggara), Pare-Pare (South Sulawesi), Ternate (North Maluku), Masohi (Maluku), Bula (Maluku), Dobo (Maluku), Labuha (Maluku), Saumlaki (Maluku), Namlea (Maluku), Wayame (Maluku), Merauke (Papua), and Nabire (Papua).
Two tank construction projects are still being finished in Waingapu and Maumere (East Nusa Tenggara).
In addition to the fuel tanks, Pertamina also plans to build four LPG infrastructure in Indonesia. It includes LPG Terminals and Jetties in Tenau Kupang NTT, Bima NTB, Wayame Maluku, and Jayapura Papua.
“For infrastructure in Eastern Indonesia, both LPG and fuel can increase supply and also the reliability of the national energy infrastructure. All will be finished this year. We will speed up for fuel because this is also very important for Eastern Indonesia,” said President Director of Pertamina, Nicke Widyawati, at the Commission VII DPR RI Hearing Meeting (RDP) in Jakarta, Indonesia, in early February.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations of Pertamina, Agus Suprijanto, explained that these projects are to realize one of President Joko Widodo’s Nawacita Program’s priorities which include developing Indonesia from the outskirts by strengthening regions and villages within a unitary state framework. Since 2019, Pertamina has focused on building fuel infrastructure and LPG in Eastern Indonesia.
According to Suprijanto, the construction of fuel and LPG infrastructure to provide national energy is contained in Pertamina’s 2021 Work Plan and Corporate Budget (RKAP).
“Pertamina will ensure that infrastructure development that is still on progress can be completed according to the set time schedule,” he said.