BANDUNG-The use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for generators are typically used on a train for various needs of the electrical network, is the first in South East Asia. This statement was made by Enginering Operator SVP and Technology Development Director of PT Pertamina Gas, Tanuji.
According Tanuji, diversification program of fuel (BBM) to gas sectors in the transport sector as part of efforts to assist the government in improving energy security and environmental conservation.
"The diversification program of fuel to gas in the transport sector one of the seriousness of Pertamina and PT KAI to assist the government in improving energy security," said Tanuji, in his speech at the launch of The Use of LNG on Railways Pilot Operational at Bandung Station, Tuesday (20 / 12).
Tanuji expects, with the use of this gas, in 2025 the target of the mix energy could reach 22% of the use of petroleum fell from 46% to 25%.
"Diversification is in line with PP 79 2014, that the target of mix energy in 2025 was 22%, the use of gas and oil fell from 46% to 25%, "he said.
Tanuji added, the use of LNG in railways is projected in addition will provide savings in fuel expenditures amounted to Rp 84.5 billion per year and more environmentally friendly.
"This diversification can reduce fuel costs because the price of LNG per liter equivalent diesel is lower than diesel fuel, engine maintenance is lower costs due to cleaner burning fuel so that the filter replacement will be rare," he said. (Parno)