Norman Harsono, Jakarta – Biodiesel industry stakeholders have completed a five-month road test, whereby 11 vehicles were driven up to 50,000 kilometers using 30 percent blended biodie
Mining & Energy
November 29, 2019
Primus Dorimulu, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he knew people who loved to import oil and gas and vowed to "disrupt" them should they mess with the government's efforts
November 27, 2019
Sophie Raynor, Perth, Australia – An Australian senator says he is concerned that the country may be missing out on opportunities to invest in neighbouring East Timor's energy sector,
November 26, 2019
Ayu Retnaningtyas, Jakarta – State energy company Pertamina is seeking to triple its crude oil import from the United States next year, taking advantage of the competitive price of US
November 22, 2019
Ian Morse, Pomalaa, Indonesia – Where forested hills dip into the sea, Sahman Ukas scoops up rusty-red topsoil.
November 21, 2019
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – A nationwide trial has commenced on the commercial distribution of 30 percent blended biodiesel (B30) to prepare distributors for the mandatory use of B30, wh
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – State-owned energy company Pertamina expects to close this year with an oil and gas production of 910,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boped), up 18.4 p
November 13, 2019
Panca Nugraha, Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara – State-owned electricity company PLN has imposed rolling blackouts on Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) for the past several weeks b
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Nickel mining and smelting companies have agreed to support the government's plan to ban nickel ore exports from January 2020 onward, as stipulated in an
November 12, 2019
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has extended the contract of three oil and gas companies to exploit the gas-rich Corridor Block in South Sumatra, wh
November 11, 2019
Jakarta – Amid ongoing efforts to secure electricity transmission lines around the country, state electricity giant PLN has employed a rather unorthodox strategy in Aceh.
November 7, 2019
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – State-owned energy company Pertamina booked US$753 million in net profits during the January-Sept period this year.
November 4, 2019
Jakarta – A group of allegedly illegal miners are being accused of attacking Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officers during a raid on a tin mining area in Sijuk village on Belitung Is
November 3, 2019
Nur Yasmin, Nusa Dua – Djoko Siswanto, secretary general of the National Energy Committee, said Indonesia is developing green fuel as an end-product of palm oil, to reduce the country'
Nur Yasmin, Nusa Dua – Indonesia's B30 biofuel plan, which will become effective at the beginning of January next year, will further increase domestic consumption of palm oil and prop
November 1, 2019
Ahmad Supardi, Bengkulu – Hearings in a lawsuit filed by residents over a newly built Chinese-funded coal-fired power plant in Sumatra have revealed a litany of irregularities behind t
October 31, 2019
Jakarta – State-owned electricity company PLN has agreed to provide enough electricity for the government's 10 priority tourist destinations and shore power connections in 11 seaports
October 30, 2019
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – Coordinating Maritime and Investment Minister Luhut Panjaitan has backed the decision to temporarily stop nickel ore exports amid violations of export quota.
October 29, 2019
Rangga Prakoso, Jakarta – Indonesian nickel producers agreed on Tuesday to immediately cease ore exports, causing a market shock, which pushed up global prices of the metal and boosted
October 28, 2019
Ridho Syukra, Jakarta – Indonesia's new capital in East Kalimantan will need additional 1,555 megawatts of electricity to ensure an uninterrupted power supply, according to the Energy
October 25, 2019
Eko Wahyudi, Jakarta – The Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKK Migas) reported 63 cases of oil theft at Rokan Block managed by Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI).
October 22, 2019
Arya Dipa, Bandung, West Java – A man, believed to be a foreign worker, was killed in a major fire at an oil pipeline owned by state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina in South Cimahi
October 21, 2019
Hong Kong – The global collapse in coal prices this year has dealt a particularly heavy blow to miners in Indonesia, the top exporter and one of the largest producers of the fuel.
October 16, 2019
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – The government has given Japanese oil company Inpex Corp and Dutch energy giant Shell a 27-year extension to develop the Abadi gas field in the southeastern p
October 12, 2019
Jakarta – The government and the House of Representatives (DPR) should restart their discussions of the draft of the mineral and coal mining law.