Tag: Indonesian mining law

Overhaul planned for mining

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Overhaul planned for mining

Indonesia, The Jakarta Post |By Amahl S. Azwar. Tue, April 02 2013 . Indonesia is mulling a game-changing policy to prevent local administrations from issuing excess and overlapping mining permits by expanding the central government’s authority to grant concessions. The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s director general for minerals and coal, Thamrin Sihite, said on Monday […]

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Campaigners around the world call to postpone destructive Chinese pipelines in Burma

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Embargoed for March 1 THAILAND, March 1, 2012 –130 organizations over 20 countries today held demonstrations and submitted letters calling on Burma President Thein Sein to postpone China trans-Burma oil and gas pipelines project. The letter expressed serious concerns over human rights abuses as well as social, economic and environmental impacts of the Burmese, Chinese, […]

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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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Arakanese take to the streets to demand gas be used for Arakan electricity

| January 19, 2012 | 1 Comment
Arakanese take to the streets to demand gas be used for Arakan electricity

January 17, 2012. Shwe Gas Movement. Today over 250 Arakanese took to the streets in the state capital of Sittwe and across two townships, wearing t-shirts, pasting stickers and posters, demanding that natural gas from Arakan coastal waters be used to generate 24-hour electricity throughout the state before any is exported to China. Activists from […]

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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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Chinese-funded hydropower project sparks anger in Burma

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
Chinese-funded hydropower project sparks anger in Burma

Washington Post, 8 November 2011, by Andrew Higgins. NAYPYIDAW, Burma — After five years of cozy cooperation with Burma ruling generals, China Power Investment Corp. got a shock in September when it sent a senior executive to Naypyidaw, this destitute Southeast Asian nation showcase capital, a Pharaonic sprawl of empty eight-lane highways and cavernous government […]

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ICW Finds More Freeport Money Transfers to Police

| November 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Kompas| Jimmy Hitipeuw | Rabu, 2 November 2011 | The Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) has discovered transfers of US$79.1 million from PT Freeport Indonesia to the police, a spokesman said. “Based on its financial reports from 2001 to 2010, PT Freeport has cumulatively paid US$79.1 million to Indonesian security authorities,” ICW coordinator for monitoring and […]

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President Obama Commits U.S. to Implement EITI

| September 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
President Obama Commits U.S. to Implement EITI

NEW YORK, 20 September 2011 – Revenue Watch applauds President Obama decision to apply a new standard of transparency to oil, gas and mining revenues from federal lands. Speaking today at the formal launch of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), an initiative of governments and civil society to advance open government around the world, President […]

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Indonesia Coal Sector Eyes 2012 Boom

| September 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
Indonesia Coal Sector Eyes 2012 Boom

Jakarta Globe | Ririn Radiawati Kusuma | September 12, 2011 Coal production is set to surge next year as coal miners bolster their businesses and several new mines commence production, the nation miners say. Indonesia production of thermal and coking coal is forecast to hit 380 million tons in 2012, up 5.5 percent on this […]

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China digs in across conflict-ridden Burma to access oil and gas

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Press Release: Shwe Gas Movement Launches New Report “Sold Out”   China digs in across conflict-ridden Burma to access oil and gas   A report released today reveals the disturbing extent to which China has advanced construction of a trans-Burma oil and gas pipelines project despite raging conflict and associated abuses.   Sold Out details […]

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