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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Indonesian minister calls for coal exports restrictions

Tuesday, 06 Dec 2011

Indonesia’s enterprises minister Mr Dahlan Iskan has urged for the limitation of coal exports in order to secure enough coal for domestic needs.

The minister during a National Energy Policy seminar at the House of Representatives building said that “Let’s not be all about profit.”

If the policy cannot be issued, Mr Dahlan suggested that the government prepare a location for coal resources which holds reserves enough for 200 years. “In Indonesia, wherever it is Kalimantan, Papua, Sumatra, or somewhere else.”

Mr Dahlan proposed that energy consumption pattern be switched from oil fuel to coal. Oil production tends to decline with gas production has a high potential.

Mr Dahlan added that “Vehicles from trucks to bajaj should convert from oil fuel to compressed natural gas.”


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