Indonesia Seeks to Increase Coal Production

Indonesia expects to increase coal production by up to 20 million metric tons (mt) next year as lawmakers insist that the government must book higher non-tax revenue from the mining sector in 2010. According to The Jakarta Post, the country expects to produce 230 million mt of coal during 2009. Indonesia’s coal production has already reached 72 million mt in the first half of this year. In the same period, the coal sales volume reached 75 million mt; 52 million mt being sold to domestic buyers and the remaining 23 million mt going to exports.
As featured in Womp 2009 Vol 09 -