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
Mining & Energy
January 14, 2022
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
Rangga Prakoso, Jakarta – The government has decided to allow some coal miners, which have fulfilled their coal sales quota to the domestic market, to resume export on Wednesday after t
Hans Kapisa, Manokwari, Jubi – Gold mining activities in Wasirawi Village, Masni District, Manokwari Regency, West Papua are reportedly illegal, or outside the control of the government
Jakarta – By the end of his administration's first year in 2015, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had ordered the revocation of nearly 4,000 mining licenses, mostly for coal, which were f
January 10, 2022
Bisnis.Com, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo asserted that the government would continue to enforce the ban on exports of raw mining goods.
January 7, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia, the world's biggest thermal coal exporter, sent shockwaves through global energy markets this week by suspending exports of the fuel in January due to critically lo
Jakarta – Indonesian officials aim to wrap up discussions at the weekend about whether to lift a ban on coal exports, after a minister declared an end to a domestic supply crisis that s
January 6, 2022
Jakarta – Major Indonesian coal miners have sought exemptions from a coal export ban put in place at the start of the year as the costs of having scores of ships stranded offshore conti
Jakarta – Aji Tri Atmojo lives in a traditional Javanese house with wooden walls on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, but his rustic home got a modern touch after he i
January 5, 2022
Jakarta – The state utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara, or PLN, has seen its coal stockpile increase by 7.5 million metric tons, just days after the government imposed a surprise
January 4, 2022
Jakarta – The export ban on coal that the government has imposed for January 2022 seems to be the climax of the tug-of-war between coal producers and the Energy and Mineral Resources Mi
January 3, 2022
Karen Graham – Shares of Indonesia's leading coal miners fell on Monday (Jan 3) after the government banned exports of coal for January due to concerns about low supplies triggering pow
January 1, 2022
Bernadette Christina – Indonesia has banned coal exports in January due to concerns that low supplies at domestic power plants could lead to widespread blackouts, a senior official at t
December 24, 2021
Sugiharto Purnama, Uyu Liman, Jakarta – The utilization of 30 percent biodiesel (B30) in 2021 helped Indonesia save US$4.54 billion in foreign exchange or equivalent to Rp64.6 trillion,
December 21, 2021
Russell Searancke – Privately-owned operator Timor Resources said it has made an oil and gas discovery in Timor-Leste with the first of two planned onshore exploration wells.
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) in a press conference on Tuesday predicts domestic coal production will grow to a number between 637-664 mill
December 10, 2021
Russell Searancke – Timor-Leste's national oil company Timor Gap has been awarded a new production sharing contract for an onshore exploration block in its home country.
December 1, 2021
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The Indonesian Palm Oil Association, or Gapki, said on Wednesday that palm oil-based renewable energy can help resolve the energy crunch that many countrie
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia on Wednesday said the government's attempt towards industrialization downstreaming is met with resistance to counterblow it.
November 30, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – Upstream oil and gas company Pertamina Hulu Energy through its subsidiary Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore Southeast Sumatera (PHE OSES) on Tuesday announced the finding
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Finance Minister Sri Mulyani said Indonesia is facing the fact that oil and gas production continues to decrease every year.
November 26, 2021
Dicky Kurniawan, Jakarta – State-owned electricity company PLN is currently pushing to construct supporting infrastructures for electric vehicles (EV).
November 24, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia may stop tin exports in 2024 as part of efforts to attract investment into the resource processing industry and improve the country's external balance, President Jok
November 15, 2021
Zacharias Szumer – Like many political firestorms in Australia's social media-saturated northern neighbour, this one started online.
November 6, 2021
Shotaro Tani, Jakarta – Indonesia has signed a deal worth $15 billion with an American gas processing and chemical company to develop a coal gasification industry in the country, a gove
October 27, 2021
Jakarta – An Indonesian cabinet minister is pushing for American mining giant Freeport McMoRan to be allowed to expand its copper concentrate output so as to supply a planned smelter in
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The Indonesian government once again pledged to advance the nation's shift from fossil fuel to renewables, as it sets up strategies to give the energy tran
October 22, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia is on course to cut diesel fuel imports worth $3.9 billion this year thanks to the country's growing biodiesel industry, validating President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's
October 21, 2021
Sonali Paul and Joyce Lee, Melbourne/Seoul – East Timor wants to press ahead with plans for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in a depleted oil and gas field off its coast as i
October 20, 2021
Shotaro Tani, Jakarta – Indonesia will need $200 billion per annum in the next decade and over $1 trillion annually in the next four decades to achieve its target of net zero carbon emi
October 19, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia has cut its oil and gas production targets for this year, officials at industry regulator SKK Migas told reporters on Tuesday (Oct 19), as the coronavirus pandemic i
October 15, 2021
Massita Ayu Cindy and Vivi Fitriyanti – The year 2021 might end up being seen as an important milestone for the development of renewable energy (RE) in Indonesia.
October 14, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – Mining activities without permits are acts of crime, and the Indonesian Government will continue to crack down on illegal mining, according to Energy and Mineral Resou
October 13, 2021
Lenny Tristia Tambun & Novy Lumanauw, Gresik, East Java – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for a giant smelter belonging to copper and gold mining
October 10, 2021
Siti Nur Rahmawati, Jakarta – Indonesia will soon has its first floating Solar-Powered Power Plant, and is said to be the largest Solar-Powered Power Plant in Southeast Asia.
September 28, 2021
Bisnis.Com, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is preparing a plan to export electricity of up to 300 megawatts (MW) through the 400 kilovolts (kV) underwater transmission to the South
September 20, 2021
Jakarta (Reuters) – Even as Indonesia wins cautious praise from some green groups for ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions, the world's biggest exporter of thermal coal shows no sign
September 6, 2021
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Experts have panned Indonesia's vision for achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions, which consists of continuing to burn coal while hoping that unteste
August 4, 2021
Kezia Kho, Grace Nadia Chandra, Jakarta – Indonesia is stepping up its efforts to reach clean energy targets with the construction of a 145 megawatt (MW) floating solar power plant, set
July 29, 2021
Muhammad Beni Saputra – Indonesia's illegal gold mining problems reveal deeper issues with local level corruption and economic inequality.
July 28, 2021
Damon Evans – Santos, which operates the Bayu-Undan field offshore East Timor, said today that production from its Phase 3C infill drilling program has started with the first well produ
July 27, 2021
Hendartyo Hanggi, Jakarta – The Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry's Mineral and Coal Director-General Ridwan Djamaluddin said Indonesia still has large coal reserves of 38.84
July 23, 2021
Joe Lo – The Indonesian government has released an updated 2030 climate plan and long term strategy that indicate the country's reliance on coal will continue well into the 2050's.
July 22, 2021
Bernadette Christina, Jakarta – American mining giant Freeport McMoRan will not proceed with plans to build a new copper smelter with China's Tsingshan Holding Group, its local Indonesi
July 21, 2021
Divya Karyza, Jakarta – State-owned power distributor PLN has extended an electricity relief scheme to the end of the year to ease the burden on consumers and businesses, many of whom a
July 14, 2021
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – State-run utility firm PLN recently announced its ambitious plan of retiring its coal-fired power plants in a bid to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
July 5, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia set its coal benchmark price at the highest in more than a decade, an official document published by its energy and minerals ministry showed on Monday, supported by
July 1, 2021
Damon Evans – East Timor could pocket just over $600 million if the Buffalo-10 exploration well, due to be drilled late October, is successful.