Indonesia’s move to support biodiesel backfires on non-subsidized fuel sales

April 23, 2014 |

In Indonesia, the government is trying to lower the amount of subsidized fuel consumed in the country but its move to mandate biodiesel blending has actually had the reverse effect. Consumption of non-subsidized fuel actually fell by 3 billion liters during 2013 from the previous year. Subsidies were introduced to off-set the fuel prices when the rupiah fell against the dollar.

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