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Indonesia resumes discussion to overhaul oil and gas law

JAKARTA ( – The Indonesian government has resumed discussion to amend the Oil and Gas Law issued in 2001, with an aim to improve business and investment climate of the sector and ultimately boost the country’s oil and gas production.

On Wednesday (Jan. 23), President Joko Widodo conducted a limited cabinet meeting to discuss the draft amendment of the Oil and Gas Law, which was initiated by the People’s Representative Council (DPR). The draft law has been presented to the government to respond to the draft law. ‘

In response, the government has proposed its own ideas, in particular on some controversial issues. Among issues of the draft law is the proposed establishment of Special Business Entity (Badan Usaha Khusus) in Oil and Gas Sector. However, the government appears to disagree about the proposed plan.


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