Tag: Indonesia

Indonesia already filed WTO complaint against US’s biodiesel anti-dumping duties

Indonesia already filed WTO complaint against US’s biodiesel anti-dumping duties

March 27, 2017 |

In Indonesia, just days after the US’s National Biodiesel Board announced anti-dumping duties would be lobbed on Indonesian and Argentine biodiesel imports issued by the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission, Indonesia’s trade minister said the government had already filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization. In 2016, nearly 94% […]

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Indonesia to file WTO complaint against EU’s biodiesel duties by end-March

Indonesia to file WTO complaint against EU’s biodiesel duties by end-March

March 20, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the country plans to formally file a complaint against the European Union’s anti-dumping duties on Indonesia biodiesel during a meeting at the World Trade Organization headquarters at the end of March. Argentina, who suffered duties like Indonesia since 2013 and whose biodiesel industry suffered significantly as a result, has also filed cases and […]

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Indonesia looks to spread biodiesel subsidy further in light of falling prices

Indonesia looks to spread biodiesel subsidy further in light of falling prices

March 8, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the government is looking to reduce the amount of subsidy it pays to state-owned oil company Pertamina for blending biodiesel in an effort to spread the total subsidy amount across a larger volume, allowing it to boost the blending mandate without boosting the required budget. Palm oil prices have fallen 7% since the […]

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Indonesian palm oil demand could increase 40% due to B20

Indonesian palm oil demand could increase 40% due to B20

February 7, 2017 |

In Indonesia, as the government looks to fully implement biodiesel blending mandate of 20% from the current 15% later this year for transportation fuel and 30% for power production, palm oil producers expect demand to increase as much as 40%. Voluntary roll out of the higher blend began in early 2016 while more pressure on […]

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Indonesia looks to secure domestic biofuel supplies in light of Trump presidency

Indonesia looks to secure domestic biofuel supplies in light of Trump presidency

January 30, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the government is taking a cue from the election of US President Donald Trump to try to curb imports of fossil fuel among other products because it expects the global economy to shift in response to his policies. As the US reduces its oil imports and tries boost exports of gas, demand patterns […]

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Indonesian palm oil biodiesel exports fall to 25.7 million tons in 2016

Indonesian palm oil biodiesel exports fall to 25.7 million tons in 2016

January 10, 2017 |

In Indonesia, palm oil biodiesel exports fell by half a million metric tons in 2016 from the previous year to 25.7 million tons, down from 26.2 million tons in 2015. Ongoing drought conditions impacted production, lowering the available supply for exports. Duties levied on palm oil exports finance subsidies to oil marketing companies to ensure […]

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Fitch Ratings sees improved weather capping CPO prices in 2017

Fitch Ratings sees improved weather capping CPO prices in 2017

December 6, 2016 |

In Indonesia, improved weather conditions has boosted crude palm oil production so much that prices aren’t expected to increase in 2017 despite domestic consumption tripling during 2016. Fitch Ratings says the higher blending mandate in 2016 supported by subsidies paid for with income derived from export levies made a significant impact on prices this year, […]

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Indonesia expects to hit B20 mandate this year despite water contamination hiccup

Indonesia expects to hit B20 mandate this year despite water contamination hiccup

November 23, 2016 |

In Indonesia, Pertamina has suffered a major setback with water contamination of biodiesel supplies in Jakarta, West Java and Banten two weeks ago that has slowed down sales significantly, but even so the government along with the palm oil industry believe the country’s 20% blending targets will still be met this year. The goal is […]

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New rules to ensure Indonesia achieves 20% biodiesel blending

New rules to ensure Indonesia achieves 20% biodiesel blending

October 25, 2016 |

In Indonesia, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has mandated the blending of 20% biodiesel and established a fine of 46 cents per liter against those who do not blend as required. In an effort to ensure sufficient supplies for blending, biodiesel producers are required to register with the government, a move that in conjunction […]

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Indonesia expects to collect 14% more levy funds in 2017 as exports increase

Indonesia expects to collect 14% more levy funds in 2017 as exports increase

October 19, 2016 |

In Indonesia, the Indonesia Estate Crop Fund that collects export levies on palm oil to then offset the cost of higher blends of more expensive biodiesel expects fund collection to rise 14% in 2017 as up to 10% more exports are anticipated. Production has begun to recover following negative El Niño impacts on oil palm, […]

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