I provide another comments for the Commentary’s section on the latest AsianOil Asia Oil and Gas Monitor (22 Ocotber 2014, Week 42) from www.Newsbase.com entitled “Chevron delays Indonesian deepwater FID” which analayzes the issue and effect on the decission by this U.S. super major on the fulfiling domestic needs and it’s situation with the new sworn president.
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On Monday, 20 October 2014, I joined ACE’s team to share about Energy Efficiency & Conservation (EE&C) Iniviatives in ASEAN at the Conference on Energy Efficiency and Conservation Technologies in Indonesia (Business Sourcing and Matching Opportunities and Networking Lunch with Business Sector) at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, Jakarta, Indonesia, co-organized by my office and Japanese Business Alliance for Smart Energy Worldwide.
I mostly talked about the Outlook, while the remaining issues were being presented by my colleague. Read more
Indonesia telah masuk ke dalam era krisis minyak bumi. Harga minyak melambung, kapasitas produksi menyusut, sementara inefisiensi kelembagaan maupun regulasi merebak. Masa keemasan bisnis minyak di Indonesia telah usai dan sekarang minyak bumi malah menjadi beban. Di saat negara-negara produsen minyak mempersiapkan diri memulai era keemasan minyak tahap kedua, Indonesia menuju era krisis energi. Dalam kondisi ini, apa yang bakal kita hadapi tahun 2020 dan bagaimana kita menghadapinya? Read more
Indonesia is the largest country in Southeast Asia in terms of land area and population. It is 17,508 islands with a total land area almost two million square kilometers are inhabited by 237,641,326 people (BPS, 2010). Indonesia has experienced an increasingly strong economic expansion since recovering from the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Economic growth accelerated to a 10-year high of 6.5% in 2011 (BI, 2012), despite unstable global financial markets and a slowing world economy.
Map of Indonesia
As a consequence of the relatively high economic growth and rapid increase of population, energy consumption in Indonesia has been growing at a high rate. Although currently the country is one of the worlds’s largest producers and exporters of natural gas and coal, this former member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Country has to import the crude oil and petroleum fuel in order to meet the one-third of demand. Energy access is also one concern as per 2011, the electrification rate still laid on 73%. As fossil energy resources are finite, an efforts need to be undertaken to optimize the utilization of energy resources, especially the renewable energy sources where its potential is relatively abundant. With its relatively isolated islands and regions, provision of basic energy needs by renewable energy is an appropriate option. Read more