State electricity firm Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) appealed to the government gas prices for Domestic Market Obligation (DMO) can be restricted at US$6.5 per million british thermal unit (MBTU) for Java and $ 7/MBTU for outside Java in an effort to reduce electricity prices.

The proposal has submitted to the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ignatius Jonan. Based on the Government Regulation No. 79/2014 there are four primary energy for electricity generation, namely, coal, gas, hydro and geothermal. Where, PLN gets specialty treatment on the primary energy.