This was conveyed by Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Darwin quoted Saleh Zahedy detikFinance of sites Oil and Gas Directorate General of Mineral Resources, Jakarta (24/01/2011).
"To optimize the natural gas supply, government policies intended to encourage exploration in frontier areas, deepwater, and the development of unconventional gas as coal methane (CBM / Coal Bed Methane)," he said.
Darwin's opinion that the success in increasing the supply of gas in conventional and unconventional, are expected not only profitable domestic demand, but can also open export opportunities and support to regional markets.
"With the right technology, gas flares can be converted so that later can be used for electricity and town gas,"
"To increase the use of gas for the domestic, the government encouraged development of natural gas infrastructure. Among others in the form of FSRU (Floating Storage Receiving Unit) and the construction of transmission pipelines, and distribution." he said.
In addition, Darwin continued, the government itself will also encourage the private sector to participate in the construction of transmission pipelines and distribution required.