Tag: Indonesia

Palm oil producers ask government to back down from B20

Palm oil producers ask government to back down from B20

January 21, 2016 |

In Indonesia, despite assurances from the palm oil fund that the B20 blending mandate would be met, the palm oil producers association is asking for the mandate to be lowered in fear of oil companies’ failure to pay due to low oil prices and margins. Though the fund expects to earn $1.15 billion in levies […]

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Indonesian palm oil exports to fall for the first time in five years

Indonesian palm oil exports to fall for the first time in five years

January 21, 2016 |

In Indonesia, palm oil exports will fall for the first time in five years thanks to increased demand from the country’s B20 policy. Exports could be down as much as 9% from 2015 to around 24 million metric tons, a move that could help to support palm oil prices that are suffering at near $570 […]

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Indonesia must more than double biodiesel subsidies but is sticking to B20

Indonesia must more than double biodiesel subsidies but is sticking to B20

January 19, 2016 |

In Indonesia, the government is expected to move ahead with its B20 blending mandate despite low oil prices. The amount of subsidy required so that oil marketers keep blending at the mandated level has more than doubled since its implementation last year but that isn’t likely to deter the policy’s continued existence. The volume of […]

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Indonesia and Malaysia may have to rethink biodiesel with oil at half price

Indonesia and Malaysia may have to rethink biodiesel with oil at half price

January 14, 2016 |

In Indonesia and Malaysia, as much as the countries want to boost their blending mandates for palm oil biodiesel, the fact that the vegetable oil is twice the price as the fossil fuel alternative is putting a hitch in the economic plans to further roll out biofuels. Oil has fallen to 12-year lows while Indonesia […]

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Indonesian palm oil exports probably fell to four-month lows in December

Indonesian palm oil exports probably fell to four-month lows in December

January 11, 2016 |

In Indonesia, continued weak demand from India and China are expected to have pushed palm oil exports to four-month lows in December, potentially down 2.5% from the previous month to around 2.33 million metric tons. The rainy season should end in February, indicating the start of the high output season. Dryness from El Niño has […]

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Indonesia’s biodiesel policy shift hits 2015 consumption but will rise again in 2016

Indonesia’s biodiesel policy shift hits 2015 consumption but will rise again in 2016

December 14, 2015 |

In Indonesia, the country’s change in the way it subsidizes biodiesel consumption from a direct subsidy allocated from the state budget to a levy on crude palm oil exports negatively impacted the volume of palm oil biodiesel consumed in 2015, falling to around 825,000 kiloliters from the 1.6 million kiloliters consumed in 2014. With the […]

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Indonesian biodiesel producers ramp up production ahead of B20

Indonesian biodiesel producers ramp up production ahead of B20

November 27, 2015 |

In Indonesia, biodiesel producers are ramping up production ahead of an expected B20 mandate in 2016, with installed capacity seen going to 8 million kiloliters from the current 6.8 million kiloliters. In order to run on B20, the national automobiles association wants producers to boost quality specs so as not to harm vehicle engines. If […]

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Malaysian palm oil refiners want joint policies with Indonesia

Malaysian palm oil refiners want joint policies with Indonesia

November 27, 2015 |

In Malaysia, as Indonesia’s palm oil producers focus on the domestic market, the country’s refiners are concerned about losing access to crude palm oil as CPO producers look to fill the gap in the market left by Indonesia. The national refiners association is calling for a joint policy with Indonesia to ensure the same market […]

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Indonesia’s B20 blend could boost biodiesel demand five-fold

Indonesia’s B20 blend could boost biodiesel demand five-fold

November 23, 2015 |

In Indonesia, 2016 biodiesel consumption is seen hitting 7.9 million kiloliters if the government goes through with boosting the mandated blend to 20% from the current 15%, jumping more than five-fold from the 1.2 million kiloliters expected for 2015. Increasing biodiesel use is seen as a way to help compensate for extreme carbon emissions associated […]

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Pertamina expects to source 5.14 million kiloliters of biodiesel in 2016

Pertamina expects to source 5.14 million kiloliters of biodiesel in 2016

November 23, 2015 |

In Indonesia, Pertamina expects a demand of 5.14 million kiloliters of palm oil biodiesel in 2016 to achieve the 20% blending mandate, of the total 26 million kiloliters the country will consume that year. That’s a five-fold increase over the company’s biodiesel consumption this year. It has already sealed contracts with 11 suppliers to for […]

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