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Natural gas pipeline from Sumatra to Singapore completed.

SINGAPORE, Aug. 4 Kyodo

A 477-kilometer natural gas pipeline from South Sumatra to Singapore has been completed, allowing Indonesia to sell $9 billion worth of natural gas to Singapore over the next 20 years, the Singapore government said Monday.

The pipeline, which has cost $420 million for construction, will supply 350 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas from South Sumatra, a statement from Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong's office said.

Goh and Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri jointly officiated at the ceremony on Indonesia's Batam island Monday to mark the successful completion of the pipeline.

The project was launched in February 2001 as a venture between Singapore's government-linked PowerGas Ltd. and Indonesia's PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN), with Singapore owning the 9-km portion of the pipeline.

Gas to be supplied will be used for electricity generation.

The pipeline will provide Singapore with a third source of natural gas, along with the other sources in Malaysia and Indonesia's West Natuna gas fields.
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Date:Aug 11, 2003
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