This article written by Hanan Nugroho, a National Gas Market analyst and Moderator KBK Migas Milis Migas Indonesia, on Jakarta Post, November 2, 2006.

The Oil and Gas Downstream Regulatory Body (BPH Migas) announced in mid-June that Bakrie & Brothers had won the ‘special right’ bidding for the US$1.2 billion, 1,120-kilometer natural gas pipeline from East Kalimantan to Central Java. Previously, on March 1, the BPH Migas awarded a similar special right to state-owned engineering and construction company PT Rekayasa Industri, to develop the Cirebon-Semarang gas transmission pipeline (230 km), and state oil and gas company PT Pertamina, to develop the Semarang-Gresik pipeline (250 km).

It is not really important which — or whose — company won the tender for the special right to develop and operate those pipelines. From the point of view of the national energy mix, including securing our energy/gas supply, the development and operation of an efficient gas network in this country is very important.

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