The U.S. on Thursday announced it had seized an impounded North Korean vessel which was used to smuggle DPRK coal and import heavy machinery.
Indonesia has released seized North Korean coal in apparent violation of U.N. sanctions, posing a challenge to U.S.-led international efforts to crack down on Pyongyang’s sanctions evasion, according to U.N.monitors and court documents.
The number of thermal coal plants in development pipelines of major Asian countries continues to free-fall, according to new data. The decline poses a warning to the world’s biggest exporters of thermal coal – Australia and Indonesia – to check supply.
This satellite image provided by the Department of Justice shows what the DoJ says is the North Korean cargo ship Wise Honest docked at a unknown port. The Trump administration has seized the North Korean cargo ship used to supply coal to the isolated nation in violation of international sanctions, law enforcement officials said Thursday, May 9, 2019. The seizure of the vessel, detained last month in Indonesia, comes at a delicate moment between the two countries. (Department of Justice via AP)
PT Adaro Energy Tbk (ADRO) will distribute dividends of US$ 200 million for the 2018 fiscal year. In that year ADRO pocketed net profit of US$ 417.72 million, down 13.57% year on year (yoy).
Although it is well known that coal will have to be phased out eventually if countries are going to meet their climate targets, it still carries an important weight to the economy during the transition if they are to be able to move over to more clean sources of energy.
China is still investing massively in coal projects outside its shores, notably in places linked to the Belt and Road project. One reason is to offload coal overcapacity as China cracks down on the polluting industry at home.
Freeport McMoRan’s (NYSE: FCX) first-quarter profit fell sharply from a year ago as Indonesian output of gold and copper slid as mining operations transition from an open pit to underground, the company announced Thursday.
Two years into the development of a major project, the Tujuh Bukit Project in East Java, Indonesia, mining firm PT Merdeka Copper Gold has become accustomed to setting an example in the mining sector.
Indonesian anti-graft investigators have charged the head of state-owned power utility PLN, Sofyan Basir, with bribery in connection to a coal-fired plant on the island of Sumatra. Sofyan was responsible for awarding contracts for the $900 million Riau-1 plant, whose construction has been suspended following a raft of corruption allegations and arrests.
Local authorities halted the April 11 screening of Sexy Killers in Mekarsari, Indramayu, saying the coal industry documentary was a form of hate speech that targeted the two presidential candidates, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Prabowo Subianto.