Fuel crisis powers demand for Indonesia's coal exports

Smoke rising from chimneys at the Suralaya coal power plant in Banten province, Indonesia.
Smoke rising from chimneys at the Suralaya coal power plant in Banten province, Indonesia.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - The energy crunch has offered a welcome respite to Indonesia, the world's top exporter of thermal coal, amid global pressure for clean energy and shrinking shipments of fossil fuel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

South-east Asia's largest economy exported around 400 million tonnes of thermal coal last year.

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