Category Archive: Energy

Indonesia scraps land tax

Indonesia has scrapped a land tax that companies pay while exploring for oil and gas, a move that might encourage exploration at a time of concern that it could fall sharply due to… Continue reading

Indonesia’s new energy chief seeks to shore up regulator

Appointing a permanent leadership at Indonesia’s graft-tainted energy regulator will be a top priority for the new government of Southeast Asia’s largest oil producer, the energy and mineral resources minister said on Friday.… Continue reading

Volcano Power

This August, in a bid to bolster its latent geothermal energy industry, Indonesia passed new laws that allow geothermal exploration in protected areas such as forests. Located in the Ring of Fire—a string… Continue reading

Indonesia to sell oxygen

Indonesia’s coordinating minister for maritime affairs announced a plan Saturday to “sell” excess oxygen the country produces for export overseas. Responding to a question on the future of mangrove forests on the south… Continue reading