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Can Indonesia’s policy of reconfiguring its energy mix by increasing natural gas usage support its initiatives to reform subsidies?

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OIES paper: NG 93
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Against a backdrop of rapidly growing oil and gas production and exports, the Indonesian government introduced fuel subsidies in the late 1950s to stimulate economic development. However, since the country ceased to be a net exporter of oil in 2004, increasing demand for oil products and political pressure to maintain subsidies has meant that government expenditure on subsidies has steadily escalated. Despite the various energy policy reforms implemented since 1998 to cut fuel subsidies and a...

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
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Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Publisher's website
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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ora:10413

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