JAKARTA, Dec 12 (AFP): Indonesia's state oil and gas firm Pertamina has rescheduled next year's exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and other countries due to falling output, a company spokesman said today.
Pertamina will reschedule the delivery of 61 shipments, 52 from its plant in Bontang, East Kalimantan, and nine from Arun in Aceh in 2006, Pertamina spokesman M. Harun said.
The Bisnis Indonesia newspaper reported that ExxonMobil Oil Indonesia, which runs the Arun plant, had to cut its output as some was earmarked for local fertiliser firm, Pupuk Iskandar Muda. The Arun plant has an export commitment of 75 shipments a year in addition to supplying the firm.
The daily also said that Pertamina's LNG export commitment from the Bontang plant covers 370 shipments a year, equivalent to 12 million tons of gas. LNG output from both plants has dropped because of declining gas reserves.