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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 08:09 WIT
Pertamina hosts global LPG Forum

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian state oil and gas company PT Pertamina (Persero) will host the 25th World Liquefied Petroleum Gas Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, from September 11-13.br / br / Businessmen, producers and stakeholders will attend the annual event, Pertamina Marketing and Commercial Director Hanung Budya said in a press statement issued on Tuesday. br / br / The forum is the second of its kind held in Bali. Pertamina is the host and is representing Indonesia, he added.br / br / Vice President Boediono is scheduled to open the forum on Wednesday.br / br / According to Hanung, the three-day conference is of strategic significance for Indonesia as it will get to demonstrate the country`s success in implementing the kerosene-to-gas conversion programme.br / br / The kerosene-to-gas conversion programme is a global landmark because no any other country in the world has been able to implement it, he explained.br / br / In a relatively short time, Hanung noted, Indonesia was able to reduce its consumption of subsidized kerosene which used to cost the government Rp70 trillion annually.br / br / Through the programme, Indonesia reaped three benefits at the same time, namely reducing kerosene subsidy, lowering poverty rate and creating clean energy, he pointed out.br / br / The forum also serves as a platform to present Indonesia as a role model in implementing a kerosene-to-gas conversion programme, Hanung said.br / br / We will do our best. Hopefully, the forum will be beneficial for the Indonesian nation because it promotes positive values and is being attended by thousands of participants, he added.br / (Tz.K007/INE/KR-BSR/S012)br / Editor: Priyambodo RHbr / br / COPYRIGHT © 2012

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