A coal ship that dropped anchor off the coast of the Indonesian port city of Balikpapan on Borneo island was likely to blame for an oil spill, after dragging a pipeline more than 100 metres and causing it to crack, an energy ministry official said.
International environmental group Greenpeace has demanded that state oil and gas company Pertamina take full responsibility and come up with a transparent and comprehensive plan to address a recent oil spill in Balikpapan Bay, which has killed five people and posed health and environmental hazards in the area. The government reported that the spill had spread across around 12,900 hectares of fishing waters, larger than the size of Bogor city in West Java.
State Electricity Company (PLN) plans to operate the Coal Processing Plant (CPP) technology. This technology is predicted to be PLN's mainstay efficiency, to meet the needs of coal.
Coal mining companies have reported potentially significant decreases in revenue, following the implementation of Energy and Mineral Resources Decree No. 30/2018 on coal domestic market obligation since March 12.
Dozens of coal miners are at risk of losing hundreds of millions of US dollars in potential revenue as a result of the government’s decision to require mining companies to sell coal at discounted prices to state electricity firm PLN under the domestic market obligation (DMO).
CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider Thiess, has secured a $150 million contract extension to provide mine services at Arutmin’s Senakin coal mine in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Publicly listed coal miner PT Bumi Resources has set a target to increase its consolidated gross revenue, which includes revenue from a number of its mining subsidiaries, by 10.93 percent to 12.13 percent this year as part of its plan to export more coal to Japan.
BHP has confirmed it will leave the World Coal Association (WCA) because of differing views on how climate change concerns can be managed. The miner announced it would end its WCA membership following a review, which found that there would be little benefit for it to stay with the London-based organisation. BHP made a preliminary decision to leave the WCA last December.
PT Aneka Tambang (Antam) once again received a recommendation for extending the export of low grade mineral minerals until 2019.