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Indonesia eyes return to Opec as oil crisis looms

Some view move as a distraction from efforts to overhaul country's troubled energy sector
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 05:50
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"It is only natural that we should build relations with exporters," says Indonesia's Energy Minister Sudirman Said.

Jakarta

INDONESIA is seeking to rejoin Opec to get access to cheaper oil supplies as demand soars and domestic production falls, but critics say the move is an unwelcome distraction from efforts to overhaul the country's troubled energy sector.

Resource-rich Indonesia, Southeast