Coal barges on the Mahakam river in Samarinda, East Kalimantan province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
Coal barges on the Mahakam river in Samarinda, East Kalimantan province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
Energy

Japan asks Indonesia to revoke coal export ban as China, South Korea shrug off supply worries for now

  • World’s largest supplier of thermal coal acted as local stockpiles hit critical lows; power outages would be a political problem for Indonesian leader Jokowi
  • But experts say ban is likely only short term. So far, importers have coped by pivoting to local reserves and alternative sources in Australia, Russia, India

Coal barges on the Mahakam river in Samarinda, East Kalimantan province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
Coal barges on the Mahakam river in Samarinda, East Kalimantan province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
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