Patra SK - News
Jan 30, 2015
Kalla Tells Freeport Must be in Papua


Jakarta - Vice President, Jusuf Kalla said on Friday that mining giant Freeport Indonesia must build its smelter in Papua and not in Gresik, East Java, as the company had planned.

“Since the beginning we asked for [the smelter] to be in Papua,” Kalla said at the vice president’s office. “It is Freeport that will build it, not the government so we ask them to do so.”

Kalla conceded that a lack of infrastructure, such as reliable electricity, made the Papua option more risky for the company. It was nonetheless obligatory for Freeport, the local unit of US mining company Freeport McMoRan, to build the smelter in Papua.

Last week, Papua Governor Lukas Enembe also expressed his disapproval of Freeport’s plan to build a smelter outside the eastern province where its mammoth Grasberg mine is located.

The company had signed a memorandum of understanding last week with state-controlled fertilizer company Petrokimia Gresik to rent land to establish a $2 billion raw minerals processing facility near Petrokimia’s plant in Gresik.

Freeport had just acquired an extension of a six-month raw mineral export contract from the energy ministry as it set a location of the smelter facility.

In related news, Bambang Susigit, technical and environmental director at the ministry, said the mining inspection team had completed an investigation into an accident in Freeport’s mining area that claimed one life.

Construction worker Suardi Ilyas, 27, died on Sunday after being hit by a truck in an underground mine a day earlier.

Bambang did not give further details on the investigation as the team would arrive in Jakarta on Friday night and had not released a formal report yet.


 source :

Related News:
Oct 27, 2015

Govt to Hold Bilateral Meetings With OPEC States in Vienna

Jakarta - The government is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with oil-producing nations on the sidelines of the annual Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) conference in Vienna, Austria, this week.

Oct 27, 2015

Global Oil Prices Drop as US Supplies Increase

Jakarta - Global oil prices decrease on Thursday, October 22, 2015, following the increase in the United States crude supply, which raises concern on excessive global crude supplies.

Oct 13, 2015

Pertamina to Build Steam Power Plant in Palu

Palu - State-owned oil and gas company, Pertamina will build a gas power plant in Palu city, Central Sulawesi province.

Website Policy and Disclaimer. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by PT. Patra SK and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of PT. Patra SK. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, PT. Patra SK takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.