Jakarta. Indonesia will open a tender in 2018 for the development of three pipelines to transport and distribute gas from Natuna in Riau Islands to Kalimantan, the chairman of BPH Migas, the country's downstream oil and gas regulator, said on Tuesday (09/01).
Natuna, between the Malay Peninsula and Kalimantan, is home to several gas-producing fields.
The tender will be for a Natuna to West Kalimantan pipeline worth an estimated $550 million, a West Kalimantan to Central Kalimantan pipeline worth around $516 million, and a Central Kalimantan to South Kalimantan pipeline worth about $97 million.
The proposed pipelines will be for transmission and distribution, BPH Migas chairman Muhammad Fanshurullah Asa said, adding that they will supply gas to power stations in West Kalimantan and the Ketapang industrial area. He did not give further details regarding the proposal.