President asks companies to create clean energy

Jakarta (Antara News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on energy companies in the country to create clean energy in an effort to anticipate global climate change.

"The climate is changing for the worse. Therefore, we have to try to overcome it," the president said in his address at the opening of an Asia Pacific Gas and Oil Conference and Exhibition here on Tuesday.

The president said the government and energy companies should cooperate in developing clean energy and natural resources.

He said he was glad to notice that a number of energy companies were already playing an important role in efforts to create clean energy.

Several other companies had also conducted comparative studies and explorations and made innovations to reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions.

The president also commented on Indonesia`s commitment to developing energy by getting investors to invest in a number of energy projects.

The government, he said, had prepared a number of regulations to facilitate the development of energy industries.

On the occasion, the president commissioned oil and gas production facilities in the Ujung Pangkah field in Gresik and the Oyong field in Sampang, East Java, which combined had required a total investment of US$1.232 billion.

The Ujung Pangkah gas and oil field is expected to produce 100 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of natural gas, 25,000 barrels of oil per day, and 6,000 barrels of liquefied natural gas per day.

The Oyong field was expected to produce 8,000 to 10,000 barrels of oil per day and 60 mmscfd of natural gas. (*)
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