Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – Pertamina Unit Manager Communication & CSR MOR I, Roby Hervindo predicts Indonesia will run out of oil reserve by the year 2030 based on the country's current 3.3 billion barrels reserve.
"Meanwhile, our fuel consumption continues to rise to 1.6 million barrels each day. North Sumatra alone, the fuel consumption in 2018 increased 3.5 percent compared to 2017," said Roby in a written statement on Wednesday, March 6.
Roby argues that efficient energy consumption is needed to conserve Indonesia's energy sources over rational and efficient use of energy.
"Through this event, we hope that it will spark the awareness to conserve energy. Surely without reducing energy uses that are truly needed," said Roby.
Pertamina Marketing Operation Region (MOR) I in conjunction with North Sumatra University (USU) Mechanical Engineering Faculty held a seminar on energy conservation within the oil and gas industry.
Several attempts on conservation, Pertamina replaced the use of Refrigerant R-22 with Musicool, which is more environmentally friendly which produced savings up to Rp890 million at the MOR I. The state-run energy company also applied micro-hydro technology that managed to produce 1,095 kWh every six months.