Indonesia dispels LNG buyers' concerns after supply cuts

11/24/2003
Indonesia is seeking to allay concerns of Japanese and South Korean LNG buyers after announcing a decrease in contracted supplies for December from ExxonMobil Corp.'s Arun natural gas facilities in the worn-torn province of Aceh.Indonesian government sources attribute the break in supply to depletion of reserves at the Arun gas fields. But other reports suggest that the cause is more likely ongoing security concerns, along with damage to facilities from earlier attacks by separatist guerrillas."We will honor our LNG contracts with foreign buyers. That is an important thing. But we have to supply domestic fertilizer factories in Aceh with natural gas as well," Kardaya Warnika, vice-cha...
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