Jakarta – Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a large blaze at one of the country's biggest oil refineries that had been burning for more than two days after an explosion.
Mining & Energy
April 1, 2021
Damon Evans – East Timor is considering building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and converting oil-fired power plants to gas in an effort to slash energy supply costs and
March 30, 2021
Jakarta – A thick plume of black smoke rose into the sky as a massive fire at one of Indonesia's biggest oil refineries raged for a second day on Tuesday, as efforts continued to exting
March 29, 2021
Dion Bisara, Faisal Maliki Baskoro, Jakarta – At least people were injured, and hundreds of others had to leave their homes after Pertamina's Balangan refinery, the energy company's fou
Bernadette Christina, Jakarta – At least 950 people were being evacuated from a nearby village after a massive fire broke out at the Pertamina Balongan Refinery in Indonesia's West Java
March 26, 2021
Jakarta – The government removed the ash resulting from burning coal in power plants from the category of hazardous and toxic waste.
March 25, 2021
Fred Pearce – Deep in rain-swept forests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an environmental and human disaster is looming, at a zinc mine ready for digging in mountains considered th
March 23, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) confirmed that it had thoroughly reviewed its recommendations on the elimination of coal waste (Fly Ash Bottom Ash or
Della Syahni – Environmentalists in Indonesia's South Kalimantan province have emerged victorious after a three-year legal battle against a company that planned to displace thousands of
March 20, 2021
Jakarta – The Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM) has accused the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of becoming a tool of big business over is recommendation that coal waste – fly ash
March 12, 2021
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The government has removed coal residue, or FABA (Fly Ash and Bottom Ash), from the list of toxic and hazardous waste (B3 waste).
Jakarta – The environmental non-government organisation (NGO) Trend Asia has criticised the government's decision to remove coal ash from the category of hazardous and toxic wastes (B3)
March 11, 2021
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has declared coal ash is no longer a hazardous waste product, despite containing heavy metals such as mercury, lead and arsenic, in a
March 10, 2021
Keisyah Aprilia (BenarNews) – Risna recounted scrambling to save herself when dirt and rocks came tumbling into a 49-foot deep pit where she and other residents were mining for gold in
February 25, 2021
Rescue workers are searching for at least five miners buried on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, after an illegal gold mine collapsed on Wednesday killing at least three people.
February 22, 2021
Erwida Maulia, Jakarta – Indonesia's mining giants are piling into coal gasification projects as the country's biggest export markets and global investors move toward a carbon-neutral f
February 19, 2021
Jakarta – The transfer of the management of the Rokan Block from Chevron to Pertamina is delayed by a number of problems.
Della Syahni and Sapariah Saturi, Jakarta – A coal-slurry spill into a river in Indonesian Borneo has killed hundreds of fish and forced authorities to shut off water lines to household
February 18, 2021
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Police in Indonesia are considering opening an investigation into allegations that a recent deadly flood in Borneo may have been exacerbated by environment
February 16, 2021
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – At least 168 people, mainly children, have died after falling into abandoned mining pits across Indonesia over the past seven years, according to a new rep
Koya Jibiki and Erwida Maulia, Jakarta – Indonesian state energy company Pertamina has committed to palm oil biofuel as it follows the global shift away from fossil fuels, but high cost
February 6, 2021
Jakarta – The New and Renewable Energy Bill must accelerate the endeavor to abandon fossil-based energy sources such as coal.
February 5, 2021
Jakarta – The government needs to carefully study the plan to build a thorium power station in Bangka Belitung. Environmentally friendly energy sources must be prioritized.
February 4, 2021
Victor Mambor, Jayapura – Papuan Humanity Team on Case of Violence against Religious Figures in Intan Jaya regency, or Humanity Team, has completed the documentation of alleged extrajud
January 15, 2021
Erwida Maulia, Jakarta – Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina said on Friday it has begun a second round of test production for a biodiesel made entirely from palm oil at its