Indonesia Cuts Requirement on Domestic Coal Sales

The Indonesian government has decided to reduce the amount that coal miners must sell in the domestic market this year by 18 percent due to lower consumption by power plants.

Miners must allocate 67.3 million metric tons of coal under the so-called domestic market obligation, down from the previous requirement of 82.1 million tons, said Edi Prasodjo, the coal business director at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry.

The quota was cut because some plants aren’t ready to start commercial operations, he said.

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Posted November 5, 2012 by repit in News

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