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
Mining & Energy
November 13, 2019
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.
October 11, 2019
Gisela Swaragita, Jakarta – Lawmaker and former Purwakarta regent Dedi Mulyadi has called on the Purwakarta regency administration in West Java to revoke the permit of a stone mining c
October 3, 2019
Norman Harsono, JAKARTA – State-owned energy company Pertamina has added this year 37 new locations for its single fuel price program, bringing the 3-year-old program's total reach to
October 1, 2019
Jakarta – The Environment and Forestry Ministry is preparing a regulation to exclude nickel slag produced by local mineral smelters from the list of hazardous and toxic waste (B3) so t
September 27, 2019
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia's parliament is rushing to pass a controversial bill on coal and mineral mining before the current legislators' term ends on Sept.
September 26, 2019
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry announced on Wednesday evening that the government tentatively had 938 points of disagreement with the House of Repr
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – State utility company PLN booked first half net profit of Rp 7.35 trillion (US$521.53 million), greatly turning around a net loss of Rp 5.34 trillion in the s
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – Indonesian state-owned electricity company PLN on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its Malaysian counterpart, Tenaga Nasional Berhad