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Dilemma of energy used for cooking in Indonesia

  • Ibnu Budiman
    Ibnu Budiman

    Researcher at PT Sustainability and Resilience ( )

Jakarta | Thu, April 6, 2017 | 09:40 am
Dilemma of energy used for cooking in Indonesia Residents queue to buy 3-kilogram liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canisters during a market operation in Mojosongo, Jebres, Surakarta, Central Java, on Monday. The 3-kilo LPG canisters are sold for Rp 15,500 (US$1.18) each. (Antara/-)

PREMIUM Indonesia still relies on imports to cope with a shortage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which is expected to worsen in the coming years because of surging demand. Indonesia’s consumption of LPG rose to 6.67 million metric tons last year, up 1.5 percent from 2015, according to the data from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. The domestic production of LPG, however, dropped to 2...

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