President Joko Widodo inaugurated and took Sudirman Said`s oath as Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources in Working Cabinet 2014-2019 in State Palace on Monday (27/10). Besides Sudirman, the other 33 newly appointed ministers were also inaugurated.
One of the main obstacles in oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the country is licensing. The government identifies 289 permits in oil and gas upstream activity which are then simplified into 69 permits categorized in 9 groups.
Donggi Senoro LNG Refinery was inaugurated by Coordinating Minister for Economy Chairul Tanjung in Bojonegoro on Wednesday (8/10). With investment of US$ 2.8 billion and located in Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi, Donggi Senoro LNG Refinery is the 4th LNG facility in Indonesia and is expected to fully operate in 2015.