Badak plant and the future of Indonesia’s LNG industry

Once known as the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting country, Indonesia is transforming its LNG industry from its previous service as liquefaction plants only to the development of LNG receiving/regasification terminals or units. More than that, LNG products, which used to be entirely exported, are now absorbed mostly by domestic industries. There are three LNG liquefaction plants currently operating in the country: Badak in Bontang, East Kalimantan, Tangguh in West Papua, and Donggi-Senoro in Central Sulawesi. Badak used to be the largest LNG liquefaction plant in the world, consisting of eight production trains with a total capacity of 22.5 million tons per annum (MTPA) but is now operating only two of its trains. The Donggi-Senoro plant is relatively small, producing 2 MTPA since it started operating in 2015, with all the produ…

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