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Indonesia to Review Domestic Coal Market Regulation to Support Gasification - Mr Hartarto

Coal News - Published on Tue, 20 Aug 2019

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Indonesia Industry Minister Mr Airlangga Hartarto told reporters that Indonesia plans to review its regulations on domestic market obligation (DMO) for coal to support gasification of coal. Current DMO rules include requiring coal miners to sell 25% of their output to domestic buyers, such as state power company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara.

Indonesian President Mr Joko Widodo told parliament that the government aims to expand its downstream industry for natural resources, including processing coal into dimethyl ether to substitute for imported liquefied petroleum gas.

Mr Hartarto said that "The economic value of dimethyl ether needs to be improved by revising coal regulations. Without removing DMO, this industry will not be economical. And if it's not economical, the option is to keep importing LPG."

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Tue, 20 Aug 2019
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