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PLN urged to expand geothermal power plant development in Indonesia
After Jakarta was hit by a major power blackout, PT Geo Dipa Director Riki Ibrahim has urged PT PLN to support the expansion of Indonesia's geothermal power generation.
With recent news of a power outage seeing demand for alternative power sources, as reported by VOA News, Director of PT Geo Dipa Energi Riki Ibrahim highlighted how geothermal power plants can very easily provide backup power should gas-fired power plants fail. Considering its reliability and low carbon emission, Riki has urged PT PLN (Persero) support the development of more geothermal power plants in Indonesia.
PGN completes development of western Indonesia's 80 pct gas pipelines
Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-owned gas company PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) disclosed the progress achieved in the development of gas transmission pipelines in the western part of Indonesia reaching 80 percent.
"For the western part of Indonesia, we have completed almost 80 percent of construction of the gas transmission pipelines," PGN's President Director Gigih Prakoso stated here on Thursday.
Government launches programme for converting used cooking oil
into biodiesel in 100 cities
State-run oil marketing companies launched a programme to procure biodiesel made from used cooking oil.
NEW DELHI - State-run oil marketing companies IndianOil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum on Saturday launched a programme to procure biodiesel made from used cooking oil in 100 cities across the country.
The programme was formally launched by Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, under which the three OMCs would invite expression of interest from private entities for setting up plants to produce biodiesel from used cooking oil.
The revised plan is for a land-based development scheme and an annual production capacity of 9.5 million metric tons of LNG and up to 35,000 barrels of condensate each day. A metric ton is equivalent to 2,204.6 U.S. pounds. Inpex, together with oil major Shell, have also filed an application to extend the duration of the production sharing contract by at least 20 years.