Kiki Siregar, Wawonii, Southeast Sulawesi – Farmer Ratna, 65, had been walking barefoot for 40 minutes through a hilly plantation covered with lush cashew and coconut trees on the Indon
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May 10, 2022
David Blackmon – One of the more interesting sessions presented at the recent Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston focused on the tiny Indian Ocean nation of Timor-Leste, fea
May 7, 2022
Yance Agapa, Paniai – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is asking the government to halt the planned gold mine at Wabu Block in Intan Jaya regency, until th
May 6, 2022
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – Lampang has been a miner at a community gold mine in Indonesia's East Kalimantan for more than 30 years.
May 4, 2022
Houston/Melbourne – East Timor's national oil company wants to start producing natural gas from its Greater Sunrise fields by 2028 or 2030, the company's head said on Tuesday in Houston
April 29, 2022
Medan, North Sumatra – Twelve women working in an illegal gold mine in North Sumatra province were killed when a cliff collapsed and triggered a landslide that buried them, police said.
April 28, 2022
Timor-Leste has awarded five out of 18 blocks in the second licensing round for onshore and coastal oil and gas exploration projects, according to the National Oil and Minerals Authorit
April 27, 2022
David Firnando Silalahi, Jakarta – The latest IPCC report recommends that we need to cut greenhouse gasses emission hard and fast as the Earth continues to warm causing more frequent an
April 13, 2022
Jakarta (Antara) – At least 18 mining workers died and 10 others were seriously injured after a truck carrying 29 people crashed in a mountainous region in West Papua early on Wednesday
April 11, 2022
Divya Karyza, Jakarta – Gold and copper mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) is set to raise US$3 billion from the issuance of US dollar-denominated senior notes to finance its cop
April 8, 2022
Jakarta – State-owned energy firm Pertamina said on Thursday it had signed a joint study agreement with Japan's Mitsui & Co Ltd for commercialization of carbon capture, utilization
April 6, 2022
Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – The Indonesian government in a press statement assured that the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) will maintain public buying power amidst rising c
April 3, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The government and relevant authorities must be firm in imposing sanctions against industrial actors who continue to use subsidized fuel despite being ineligible for u
March 30, 2022
Indonesians may have to maximize their spending allocation towards fuel, as popular gasoline variant Pertamax looks set to almost double in price.
Krisna Gupta – The Indonesian government has claimed that its raw nickel export ban, which started in January 2021, has shown positive impacts after seeing increases in mining investmen
March 29, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia looks set to continue its heavy reliance on coal in its energy mix under a legislative sleight of hand: it will define fuels derived from coal as
Jakarta – The state energy company Pertamina has been open to the possibility to buy crude oil from Russia amid a series of sanctions by Western countries against the country, the compa
March 22, 2022
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Environmental group Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) on Monday highlighted the flooding that devastated East Kalimantan's north Sangatta and south Sangatta, whic
Jubi TV – The Indonesian government should immediately stop plans to mine the Wabu Block in Papua due to the risk of escalating conflict and violating the rights of Indigenous Papuans,
March 21, 2022
Indonesian authorities should immediately halt plans to develop a sprawling gold mine the size of the city of Jakarta in volatile Papua Province, where it risks fueling conflict and vio
March 11, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said Thursday that the lawsuit launched by the European Union, or EU, would not stop Indonesia from banning ore exports.
March 9, 2022
Jakarta – State-owned oil company Pertamina retains the price of subsidized fuel product Pertalite below Rp 8,000 (55 US cents) per liter despite surging crude oil prices and a major di
March 8, 2022
Herman, Jakarta – The government on Tuesday launched an integrated information system called Simbara, which is set to help them keep a close eye on coal and mineral producers.
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan emphasized the importance of system integration between ministries
March 7, 2022
Indonesian miners may struggle to reach a 2022 output target of 663 million tonnes because of export restrictions imposed unexpectedly in January, Indonesia Coal Miners Association exec
At least 52 villagers in North Sumatra's Mandailing Natal Regency, including children, were hospitalized with suspected hydrogen sulfide poisoning.
March 4, 2022
Rr. Ariyani Yakti Widyastuti, Jakarta – The oil refinery belonging to state-owned oil firm PT Pertamina (Persero) in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, caught fire Friday, March 4.
March 1, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi has instructed to stop the export of bauxite in raw forms.
February 25, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) on Thursday said Russia's special military operation against Ukraine can significantly affect the world's commodities,
February 21, 2022
Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – State power company PLN booked Rp25.13 trillion in revenue in January 2022, a 12.38 percent (yoy) increase.
February 19, 2022
Febriana Firdaus in Obi Island and Tom Levitt – A Guardian investigation into nickel mining and the electric vehicle industry has found evidence that a source of drinking water c
February 17, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesian lawmakers on Thursday called on the government to raise the domestic sales requirement for coal miners to 30per cent on the expectation that energy demand in Southe
February 15, 2022
Damon Evans – East Timor-based independent think-tank La'o Hamutuk has hit out at Santos' plans to store carbon from its proposed Barossa liquefied natural gas (LNG) development at the
February 10, 2022
Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investments Luhut Pandjaitan said in a virtual press conference on Thursday, February 10, 2022, that energy
February 4, 2022
Jakarta – Abandoned mining pits in East Kalimantan have already claimed many lives.
February 1, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia must enhance national capability in the nuclear power sector to bolster nuclear energy research and development, stated member of the National Research and I
Eko Listiyorini – The Indonesian government has lifted a ban on coal exports, ending uncertainty that sent the price of the fuel to this year's highest level.
January 27, 2022
Jakarta – Only coal miners compliant with Indonesia's new regulations on domestic market sales will be cleared to restart shipments when a coal export ban expires next week, with 171 mi
January 25, 2022
Rituparna Nath, Suyash Pande, Pritish Raj, Nicholas Zhang – Delays in shipment of Indonesia's thermal coal continued due to logistical bottlenecks and impeding paperwork, market sources
January 24, 2022
Josh Lewis, Perth – Plans for a giant oilfield redevelopment off the coast of Timor-Leste have taken a huge blow following the disappointing results of a newly drilled appraisal well.
Jakarta (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched construction of a US$2.3 billion coal gasification plant on Monday (Jan 24), in a bid to slash the country's liquefied petr
January 21, 2022
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – A group called the 'clean Indonesia coalition' on Friday launched a campaign inviting the general public and bank customers to urge banks to stop financing coal-
January 20, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Thursday's global economic forum asked developed nations to help their developing counterparts, including Indonesia, in t
Jakarta – The enforcement of the domestic market obligation (DMO) for coal producers, set at 25 percent of their respective output, will continue to be problematic insofar as the govern
January 19, 2022
Muhammad Beni Saputra – At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow this November Indonesia pledged to completely phase out its coal use by 2056.
January 17, 2022
Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – State-energy firm Pertamina on Monday announced that its Sumatra upstream subholding successfully discovered a new oil reserve within the Jambi field locat
January 14, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia's state utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said on Friday that together with the energy ministry it was strengthening a coal delivery monitoring system to ensur
January 13, 2022
Eko Listiyorini – Indonesia, the top thermal coal exporter, will keep a broad ban on January shipments in place even as exemptions have allowed some fuel-laden vessels to depart.
January 11, 2022
Bernadette Christina, Jakarta – Chinese thermal coal futures fell on Tuesday after Indonesia, the world's biggest thermal coal exporter, eased a ban on overseas shipments that surprised