(From The Jakarta Post)
State-owned power firm PT PLN says it plans to reduce the use of oil- based fuel in its power plants to less than 5 percent by 2006, the date when a series of natural gas transmission projects and coal-fired power plants are due to come online.
Ali Herman Ibrahim, PLN's director of power plants and primary energy, said that by using more natural gas, the company could cut down the budget needed to buy oil-based fuel by between 20 and 30 percent by 2006.
"The current budget for oil-fuel based is still high. In 2006, Tanjung Jati B will be completed and natural gas and coal will become the dominant energy supply for power …