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Pertamina Ensures Cilacap RDMP Refinery Development Will Continue

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 5/28/2020, Location: Asia

PT Pertamina (Persero) ensured that the Cilacap Refinery Development Master Plan (RDMP) project will continue in order to realize the ideals of achieving independence and national energy security.

"Pertamina will continue to independently develop the Cilacap RDMP, while in parallel there will be another strategic partner search," said Fajriyah Usman, Pertamina's Vice President of Corporate Communication in Jakarta (28/5).

Fajriyah added, although the world was still hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, the reduction in fuel demand and pressure on the rupiah exchange rate, Pertamina remained focused on completing national strategic projects that were mandated by the Government, including the construction of the Cilacap refinery as part of Pertamina's RDMP / GRR project.

"Pertamina continues to carry out the investment plans that have been contained in the RKAP, while ensuring the mandate of the Government to realize national energy independence and security through the construction of refineries."

According to him, Pertamina will maximize and optimize the completion of refinery development projects and the construction of new refineries so that they can be completed according to the set time targets. If the project is completed, the refinery, which currently has a capacity of 1 million barrels per day, will double to 2 million barrels per day so that fuel needs can be met without the need for imports.

"With the completion of RDMP / GRR, Pertamina hopes to meet the Government's target to stop the import of fuel by 2026," he added.

Through the Cilacap refinery development project, the original refinery capacity of 348 thousand barrels will increase to 370 thousand barrels per day. In addition, there will also be an increase in gasoline production (gasoline) from 59 thousand bpd to 138 thousand bpd. And diesel production from 82 thousand bpd to 137 thousand bpd.

"Previously, we also completed the Cilacap Blue Sky Project and are now part of RU IV Cilacap. The refinery has been fully operational and since the Covid 19 pandemic, operations have continued to operate with safety and health protocols, "he concluded.

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