Furthermore, Pertamina plans to open 10 natural gas stations by 2014, adding to the existing 10 sites, according to the company’s president Karen Agustiawan. Besides, it will expand its gas pipeline by 22.2 kilometers across Greater Jakarta, which will be funded by 2014 state budget. “With this [program], we can reduce the government’s burden vis-a-vis the fuel subsidy and provide eco-friendly energy for a better environment,” she explained.
Hari Karyuliarto, director of gas business at Pertamina, also said the company will build two CNG stations this year in Greater Jakarta, two mother stations and four mobile refueling units. “Construction works have already begun and will be completed by December this year,” he added.