VIVAnews - The Indonesian government finally concluded that 70 percent of the gas production from Donggi-Senoro Block, Central Sulawesi, will be exported.
"If [the gas field] is either in Java or Sumatra, it will not be sold," said Hatta today, June 4.
According to Hatta, the gas export is a final option because, based on the calculation, it will not be enough to cover domestic gas supply until 2014.
"We don't have any receiving terminal yet. That's why it takes longer to take the decision," said Hatta.
Before a conclusion to export the gas was drawn, he said, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has at times exposed various aspects.
The Energy and Mineral Resources and Coordinating Minister for the Economy ministries have measured about the trade balance of the national gas.
"The domestic supply requires at least 25 percent, which has been according to the law," he said.
Meantime, the national needs will be supplied by other gas sources such as Cepu Block.