Fuel crisis powers demand for Indonesia's coal exports

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