AAF also earlier relied on EMOI for gas supply but EMOI's production has declined sharply and barely enough to feed the liquefied natural gas plant in Lhokseumawe under long term contract.
Serious problem confronting AAF began in 2002 when its contract with EMOI expired and was not renewed.
EMOI, which gave priority to meeting its gas supply contract with the Arun LNG plant, provided the supply again only on Nov.
The price of gas sold by EMOI to AAF under new 2003 contract rose from US$ 1 per MMBTU to US$ 1.
In 2002, however, its production rose before declining again after the problem in gas supply from EMOI.