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69 Miners Agree to Renegotiate Contracts

| March 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta| Wednesday, February 29, 2012| byRangga D. Fadillah, As many as 60 coal contracts-of-work (PKP2B) and nine non-coal mining license (KK) holders have agreed to renegotiate six main points in their contracts with the government, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry announced on Tuesday. The six main issues cover the size of […]

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Indonesia ponders risk of Iranian oil import termination

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Indonesia ponders risk of Iranian oil import termination

The Jakarta Post, January 25, 2012. As a net oil importer, Indonesia is poised to bear the brunt of the rising political tension between the world’s second-largest oil producer, Iran, and the US and its allies. The impact of the embargo on Iranian oil by the allied West is already reflected in oil prices, which experts […]

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Infrastructure the missing BRIC in Indonesia’s wall: Report

| January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Infrastructure the missing BRIC in Indonesia’s wall: Report

Tanjung Raja Giham, Indonesia, Jan 19, 2012. (Reuters) – The Dutch were the last to build a railway in Indonesia and that was before World War Two. Their soldiers marched people off their land at gunpoint. The question of compensation did not arise. Now, it’s the Chinese that are coming to build a new railway […]

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EITI-Indonesia Implementation Updates-2011

| January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

In 2010, the Government of Indonesia issued the Presidential Regulation on The Transparency of State and Regional Income Generated from Extractive Industries, which started the process of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) implementation in Indonesia. EITI, a voluntary based standard to promote transparency in extractive sector, has been acknowledged internationally as a tool to improve […]

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Highway chaos fear forces a rethink over CNG price

| January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Highway chaos fear forces a rethink over CNG price

Bangkok Post, January 8, 2012. The government will be asked to reconsider its plan to raise the price of compressed natural gas after transport firms threatened to block national highways with up to 20,000 vehicles. Energy Minister Pichai Naripthaphan yesterday promised to put the issue to the government tomorrow as pressure mounted over the plan […]

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Indonesian Govt to end private car fuel subsidies

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Indonesian Govt to end private car fuel subsidies

The Jakarta Post, January 3, 2011. Rangga D. Fadillah The government says it will end the sale of subsidized fuel to private cars in Greater Jakarta in April, pending approval from the House of Representatives. “In these [next] three months, we’re first going to test the mechanism. Only public transportation vehicles, motorcycles and fishermen would […]

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ASEAN agrees on minerals compact

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments
ASEAN agrees on minerals compact

Vietnam News, Hanoi, December 10, 2011. The Ha Noi Declaration on ASEAN Sustainable Connectivity on minerals was adopted at the end of the third ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Minerals, which opened in the capital city yesterday. Ministers from 10 member countries re-affirmed their joint commitment to enhancing co-operation on minerals, which they deemed as a […]

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Southeast Asia Set to Square Off Again on Xayaburi

| December 5, 2011 | 0 Comments
Southeast Asia Set to Square Off Again on Xayaburi

WallStreet Journal, 5 December 2011. By James Hookway Laos plans to establish itself as the hydroelectric powerhouse of Southeast Asia will likely face a fierce challenge this week from neighboring

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Capturing the Signals

| November 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Capturing the Signals

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Time to discuss the Instruments of Extractive Industries Governance for ASEAN Economic Cooperation

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments
Time to discuss the Instruments of Extractive Industries Governance for ASEAN Economic Cooperation

Jakarta (IESR) 7 November 2011. Civil society urges ASEAN leaders to support the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in this region, and immediately set up a common framework for the governance of oil resources, gas and minerals to increase the welfare of each ASEAN member countries, poverty reduction and improving the quality […]

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