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Repsol advances output schedule for Saka Kemang block by 2 years -Indonesia govt

JAKARTA, April 26 (Reuters) -

* A consortium led by Spain's Repsol is advancing their first production schedule from Saka Kemang oil and gas block in South Sumatra by 2 years, Indonesia's deputy energy minister Arcandra Tahar said in a statement on Friday

* Repsol now aims to start production in Saka Kemang within 3 years, from previously 5 years, Tahar said after a meeting with Reposol's chief executive in Madrid

* "The government will lend its full support so this target can be realised," Tahar said, adding that the government will ensure faster administrative and approval process for the project

* Repsol in February said the consortium has found a new gas resource in Indonesia's Saka Kemang block with an estimated at least 2 trillion cubic feet, the largest discovery in Indonesia for 18 years, the company said (Reporting by Wilda Asmarini, Writing by Fransiska Nangoy; editing by Rashmi Aich)