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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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

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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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