One of the main obstacles in oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the country is licensing. The government identifies 289 permits in oil and gas upstream activity which are then simplified into 69 permits categorized in 9 groups.
Donggi Senoro LNG Refinery was inaugurated by Coordinating Minister for Economy Chairul Tanjung in Bojonegoro on Wednesday (8/10). With investment of US$ 2.8 billion and located in Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi, Donggi Senoro LNG Refinery is the 4th LNG facility in Indonesia and is expected to fully operate in 2015.
In order to secure gas supply in Central Java and East Java, PT Pertamina Gas (Pertagas) is now conducting Gresik-Semarang (Gresem) gas pipeline project along 271 km. This open access pipeline is expected to be an integrated gas infrastructure in Java.