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Turning petro dollars back on: A game theory approach

  • Darmawan Prasodjo, Arcandra Tahar, and Erwinsyah Putra

Durham, North Carolina | Tue, October 4 2011 | 05:00 am

PREMIUM Oil and gas exploration is booming worldwide due to prices increasing to around US$100 a barrel. The revenue generated by this price is helping some, but for Indonesia’s dwindling oil sector and increasing domestic demand, oil subsidies are increasing by 35 percent, or roughly $15 billion.

Although Indonesia has worked hard to expand economic activity in other industries, petroleum still...

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