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Indonesia: Gross Split PSCs: Improved Transparency in the Oil and Gas Sector?

Last week Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan issued Regulation No. 08/2017 regarding so-called gross split PSCs. Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) block will be the first to replace cost recovery with this new framework. Under the gross split PSC, the Indonesian government will own any and all natural resources until the point

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Indonesia: Continued Debate Over a New Energy Minister

Despite rampant speculation in recent weeks, President Joko Widodo has failed to name a replacement for ousted Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Archandra Tahar. The latest twist in this saga is growing discussion of the possibility that Tahar may return to the energy portfolio. Some Jokowi aides have mentioned that the issue with his

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Indonesia: Who Will Replace Archandra Tahar as Energy Minister?

Archandra Tahar’s 19-day tenure at the Ministry of Energy was not without controversy. His downfall last week had little to do with his ability to carry out his ministerial duties, but rather with the fact that he is a holder of two passports – one from Indonesia and one from the US. Under the

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Indonesia: Cabinet Reshuffle: Golkar’s Growing Role in the Energy Sector

On 27 July President Joko Widodo announced the long-awaited cabinet reshuffle. As Horizon expected, most of the changes carried out by the president seem to be designed to accommodate new coalition partners, in particular Golkar and PAN, while also strengthening loyalists such as NasDem and Hanura.

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Indonesia: Cabinet Reshuffle Prospects: Drivers and Implications

Despite apparent inaction in recent weeks, government figures in Jakarta continue to expect potential changes in the cabinet in the near term. President Joko Widodo has provided further hints as to what will motivate his imminent cabinet reshuffle.
As Horizon previously assessed…

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Indonesia: Novanto Kicks off 2019 Elections

In an surprise move, newly elected Golkar chairman Setya Novanto has already unofficially endorsed Jokowi in the 2019 presidential elections. As Horizon recently reported, the Golkar party’s elections have brought it closer to the government (please see our 18 May Latest Analysis).While its timing is unexpected, we believe that Novanto’s tacit endorsement is a demonstration

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Indonesia: Golkar’s New President: Better Coordination with the Government?

On 17 May, after an overnight deliberation, the Golkar party’s extraordinary congress (Munaslub) chose its new president and therefore policy objectives. Setya Novanto, the former speaker of the DPR, managed to edge out his closest rival, Ade Komaruddin, to become the party’s chairman until 2019. Novanto received 277 votes compared to Komaruddin’s 173 and 48

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Indonesia: Another Cabinet Reshuffle?

Horizon contacts continue to believe that President Joko Widodo will likely announce another cabinet reshuffle in the coming weeks. Recently, Jokowi has been discussing potential changes with Vice President Jusuf Kalla. Notably, the president has sought to avoid creating undue tension with Kalla, who was surprised by Jokowi’s unannounced meeting with his cabinet in early