Domestic Coal Supply Is Safe, When Will Exports Open?

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan conveyed the latest news on coal supply for PLN. Photo: Ricardo/JPNN.com

jpnn.com, JAKARTA – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan conveyed the development of coal supply for PLN.

Luhut Binsar explained that the supply of coal to meet the HOP needs of PLTU PLN and IPP in January 2022 required a coal supply of 16.2 million MT (Metric Tons).

This is in accordance with the directive of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (end of the month at least 15 HOP and for remote and critical areas above 20 HOP.

“The supply shortage of 2.1 million MT that was reported yesterday has been fulfilled from the additional assignment of the Director General of Mineral and Coal at the Ministry of ESD. On January 9, 2022 and the engagement will be completed no later than January 11, 2022,” said Luhut in a statement received in Jakarta, Monday. (10/1).

Luhut Binsar also said that the total need for the fleet to transport coal to meet the HOP target at the end of January was 130 vessel shipments and 771 barge shipments.

According to him, the fleet shortage of 18 vessels and 211 barges has been fulfilled by 11 vessels and 187 barges.

“The rest is still in the nomination process and all of them are guaranteed by INSA, according to the time and location that has been determined by PLN,” explained Coordinating Minister Luhut.

Luhut said that with improved conditions, intervention measures would provide positive corrections to the HOP which was originally in a crisis condition to a minimum of 15 HOP and for remote and critical areas above 20 HOP.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan conveyed the development of coal supply for PLN.


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