Indonesia’s Bontang LNG plant is expecting a decrease in output of about 10 percent in 2017, according to Badak LNG CEO Salis Aprilian.
Aprilian told Reuters that the facility is expected to export 160 cargoes in 2017, compared to an expected 177 cargoes for the current year.
Badak LNG, the operator of the project, and a unit of Pertamina, predicts that the supply from the Mahakam block which is the main source of natural gas to decline in 2017.
Around a quarter of the facility’s output for 2017 will be supplied to the domestic market, with Aprilian adding that there are still three uncommitted cargoes in 2016.
It was reported in October that Indonesia’s LNG plants Bontang and Tangguh had 63 uncommitted cargoes for 2017 and a further 60 uncommitted cargoes scheduled for delivery in 2018.
Bontang LNG facility is currently running four of its eight liquefaction trains with the same number of trains expected to be in operation 2017.
Shareholders in the Badak NGL are Pertamina with a 55 percent stake, Vico Indonesia with a 20 percent stake, Total with a 10 percent stake and a consortium of Japanese buyers named Japan Indonesia LNG with a 15 percent stake.
LNG World News Staff