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Pertamina renews calls to move Indonesia's Cilamaya Port

Pertamina renews calls to move Indonesia's Cilamaya Port
A key official of Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina repeated a call that the company wants the Cilamaya Port project in Karawang, West Java, relocated to Central Java as he claims the planned location would lead to a disruption in the operations of PT Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (ONWJ), local reports said.

Pertamina vice president of corporate communications Ali Mundakir said the firm’s oil and gas pipes pass through the port location and if the project goes ahead it would reportedly disrupt the production of 40,000 barrels oil per day and 200m standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) handled by ONWJ.

“We have sent a letter to the government to move the port to Central Java. We have explained everything,” Ali was quoted as saying. He added that the company has been communicating with Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo on how to resolve his need for the province to have a big port to support its economic development.

“It is easier to look for a new location for a port than for an oil and gas site,” he added.

Transportation Minister Iganius Jonan recently announced that the Cilamaya Port project had been approved by President Joko Widodo.

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