Indonesia Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Mining from The Report: Indonesia 2017

As the top nickel producer globally in 2013, the second-biggest coal exporter in 2015 and host to one of the largest copper and gold mines in the world, Indonesia has the capacity to compete with the most prolific mining nations. However, this potential has not necessarily been translated into strong production figures in recent times, and the domestic mining sector has suffered markedly over...

The Indonesian government is in the midst of pursuing an ambitious new growth strategy, emphasizing investment over domestic consumption as a primary growth driver in the wake of depressed commodity prices, lagging household consumption and lower-than-anticipated government revenues.

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A new formula for dividing revenues from Indonesia’s oil and gas fields offers a chance for greater returns in the energy sector – an opportunity that could generate more upstream investment.

 

What policies are needed to boost private investment for the 35-GW power plan?

 

As the top nickel producer globally in 2013, the second-biggest coal exporter in 2015 and host to one of the largest copper and gold mines in the world, Indonesia has the capacity to compete with the most prolific mining nations. However, this potential has not necessarily been translated into strong production figures in recent times, and the...

 

Nowhere else in Indonesia’s economy are the costs and benefits of government efforts to boost value-added industries more apparent than in the mining sector. In the past, the state was content to allow international and domestic outfits a degree of latitude in determining the most effective way to profit from the extraction of lucrative...

 

What is your overall assessment of upstream oil and gas activities in Indonesia?

 

President Joko Widodo’s desire for renewable energy to play a more significant role in the country’s sustainable energy future was borne out the commitment he made at the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2015 for renewables to account for 23% of primary energy consumption by 2025. Indonesia’s need to harness its renewable energy...