Indonesia Backpedals On Coal Production Cap

Indonesia Backpedals On Coal Production Cap

It is unlikely that Indonesia will set a cap on coal production in the near future due to uncontrollable coal mining activities in the country, according to an official.

The government initially planned to reduce domestic coal production from 419 million tons in 2016 to 413 million tons this year. The figure was expected to fall to 406 million tons next year, before hovering at only 400 million tons a year starting in 2019.

However, as of Wednesday, this year’s coal production had reached 477 million tons, already surpassing last year’s achievement of 434 million tons.

“Indeed, we previously expected to produce only 406 million tons of coal in 2018,” the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s mineral and coal director general, Bambang Gatot Ariyono, told reporters on Wednesday. Read More…

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