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Indonesia in the Asia Pacific Energy Market

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Abstract

Asia Pacific region will continue playing an important role in the global energy market. It can be indicated not only in the increase in energy consumption and the growing population, but also its rapid economic development in the region. However, the increasing energy demand in the Asia Pacific is heavily on fossil-based energy resources. Through examining five countries in the region, this chapter aims to scrutinize the energy situation of each countries and how their needs on energy lead to cooperation and conflict . It finds that the increasing roles of the Asia Pacific countries, being consumers, producers, importers, and exporters for these energy sources, means that their presence in the world energy market is of high importance. Their involvements will eventually affect not only the availability and stability of the world energy prices, but also the opportunities for cooperation and competition among them. The common interests for energy supply security become a strong reason for the countries to have cooperation rather than competition or conflict.

Keywords

Asia pacific Energy market Energy consumption Energy production 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for PoliticsIndonesian Institute of SciencesJakartaIndonesia

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