Indonesia amends contracts with 13 coal mining companies,
Indonesia has amended contracts with 13 coal mining companies, including some of the country's biggest producers of the fossil fuel, as part of a shift toward a new mining permit system it expects,Coal Mining in Indonesia - Indonesian Coal Industry,,Hence, many Indonesian companies and wealthy families decided to acquire coal mining concessions on Sumatra or Kalimantan in the late 2000s. Coal became known as the "new gold". What drove this increase in Indonesia's coal production and export? Coal isCoal Mining Service Contractors in Indonesia 2010,,Mining service contractors do most of the job of producing coal for major coal companies like Adaro, Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), Kideco, Arutmin, Berau, Indominco, and Bukit Asam. Adaro is the largest single producer of coal in the country with production reaching 40.6 million tons in 2009 or 17.8% of the country's total production.