The Jakarta Post | Business | Wed, March 27 2013, 1:04 PM
The British oil and gas giant BP says that its plan to build a third liquefied natural gas (LNG) train — or Train 3 — at the firm’s Tangguh plant in Papua is still on track despite debates with the local administration over the project’s permit.
BP Asia-Pacific regional president William Lin said on Tuesday that the firm was optimistic the construction of Train 3, which would have a production capacity of 3.8 million tons a year, would not fall behind schedule.
“We are working together with [the upstream oil and gas regulatory special task force] SKKMigas and the local administration to resolve these issues,” he said in a statement sent to The Jakarta Post.
Tangguh’s environmental impact analysis (Amdal) process, he said, was progressing in parallel with the firm addressing several issues raised by the local administration.
The executive was responding to a statement from SKKMigas commercial deputy Widhyawan Prawiraatmadja, which cited the local administration’s concerns over its share of revenue from the Tangguh plant as well as its Amdal process, which might delay the facility’s construction for a year.