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Indonesia: Jokowi Weighs In on Masela, Weakening Energy Minister Said in the Process

Tensions between Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said and Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Rizal Ramli have been rising for months. The two have been consistently at odds over a broad range of issues, but no dispute of theirs has been more public than that over the Masela PSC. Days before Said was due to sign a revised proposal by the block’s operators, Rizal allegedly interceded and opposed the decision to allow the block to be built offshore. Said and Masela’s operators have long argued that this would be the most effective means of moving forward with the project.

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