As a downstream company, DSLNG purchases natural gas from PT Pertamina EP (Matindok area) and PT PHE Tomori Sulawesi, PT Medco E&P Tomori Sulawesi and Tomori E&P Limited (UK)(Senoro field) as feedstock gas for the DSLNG-owned liquefaction plant. The gas is cooled into LNG for storage and then loaded into LNG tankers for transport and sale to LNG buyers.
The DSLNG plant is located in Banggai Regency, in the Province of Central Sulawesi, and is situated about 25 kilometers south-east of Luwuk, the main town of Banggai Regency. The plant site comprises about a 100 hectares of land along the coast facing the Peling Strait, which provides a deep sea water route from Surabaya and Makassar to Luwuk and Manado.
The town of Luwuk can be reached by plane (approximately one hour’s flight by daily commercial jet from Makassar to Luwuk airport). The travel time by ship is approximately one day from Makassar to Tangkiang port near the plant site, while land transportation from Makassar via Palu takes about two days. Commercial flights, which take about 40 minutes, are available from Manado and Palu to Luwuk once a week.