Bakrie Group and state-owned gas transmission and distribution company PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGAS) Tbk were competitors in the tender to build the ambitious Kalimantan-Java gas pipeline eight years ago. Bakrie, with strong political support, won the multi billion dollar project. Years later, Bakrie also won the fight to build gas pipeline connecting Kepodang gas field operated by Petronas and PLN’s gas-fired power plant in Central Java.

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