State gas distributor PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) plans to build a compressed natural gas (CNG) plant to enable the company to sell gas outside its pipeline system.
Bambang Banyudoyo, PGN’s director for corporate development, said the company had started a pilot project for the CNG plant in Surya Cipta, Karawang, West Java.
“The project is still at an engineering stage. We expect to finish it in 2011,” Bambang said Tuesday night.
CNG is natural gas compressed into a volume and density which makes it practical as a moveable fuel supply. The plant is basically a compressor to produce CNG.