Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the oil and gas regulator, BPMIGAS, have accorded in-principle approval for the expansion of the BP-operated Tangguh LNG project in Papua Barat province in easternIndonesia. BP had submitted the plan for the development of a third LNG liquefaction train (Train 3) for Tangguh, with a capacity of 3.8 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), at an investment of Rp 115.59 trillion, in September 2012. BP will now begin tendering for the front-end engineering and design services of the proposed train. The planned expansion will add to the two existing liquefaction trains at Tangguh, thus bringing the total project capacity to 11.4 mtpa. BP is now expected to make a final investment decision on the plan by 2014, after which the commissioning of Train 3 is expected to take place by end-2018.