Scores of Freeport employees calling themselves the Freeport Solidarity Movement have threatened to close the Mimika government office.
Timika Immigration Office reported that as of now, at least 15 foreign workers have left PT Freeport
The Energy and Mineral Resources will continue to seek an agreement with PT Freeport Indonesia.
Freeport high-ranking officers were scheduled to meet Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan and deputy minister Arcandra Tahar.
Freeport Indonesia employees staged a protest in front of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry office, demanding an immediate end of the dispute.
The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said he is optimistic the government would secure 51 percent stake in Freeport
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has prepared options to settle a fuss over a change in the status of Freeport`s contract.
The State-owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry prepares to purchase some of Freeport Indonesia`s divested shares
According to Kalla, bring the dispute to international arbitration will do more harm than good.
On Freeport dispute, Jokowi said: âIf deliberations are difficultâ¦ I will take a stance. For now, let the ministers [handle it].â
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that Freeport has done more harm than good.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX), the parent company of Freeport Indonesia, is reported to have smaller market capitalization.
The Indonesian government is ready to face US-based Freeport McMoran Inc.`s threat to reduce production and file a lawsuit
PT Freeport Indonesia has asked for easing of conditions for extending the permit for concentrate exports.
The company has passed several stages and has achieved 11.5 percent progress.
Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Sudirman Said an evaluating team is will determine the share price of Freeport Indonesia.
The government interpreted that the 60-day evaluation period was started since a deal was made, instead of an offer that was pitched last week.
Maroef`s successor could be from Indonesia since Freeport Indonesia has always recruited an Indonesian to fill the post, Freeport spokesperson says.
State Enterprises Minister (BUMN) Rini Soemarno said the price of shares offered by PT Freeport Indonesia is too high.
Deputy Speaker of the House Fahri Hamzah said that an investigation could clear things up.
The team will be established to endure transparent and accountable divestment of Freeport shares.
Petrokima Gresik CEO Hidayat Nyakman expressed his concern that Jim Bob's resignation may well affect the continuation of the project.
Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said said that new changes will create new business atmosphere.
Freeport will continue to build good communications with the regulator to find solutions to any issues, the Freeport president director says
There are several important things worth to fight for, namely income tax, royalty, retribution, dividend and management, the IRES director says
Director of Indonesian Resources Studies (IRES) Marwan Batubara said that the government should buy share divestment of PT Freeport Indonesia.
APEMINDO calls on the government to urge Freeport Indonesia to increase its royalty payment since it could boost state`s income
A politician from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle said that the Setya Novanto scandal must be used as a momentum to evaluate Freeport.
The government will continue prioritizing its national interest on the PT Freeport Indonesia contract agreement.
The mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia could continue its operation until 30 December 2021.
The company`s total investment for the community development program for the period of 1992-2014 had reached US$1.3 billion
Freeport`s projects have had positive impacts on Indonesia`s economic growth, particularly in Papua, the energy and mineral resources minister says
The agreement of investment plan between mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia and the government would bring positive impacts
The government vows to immediately resolve the new regulations related to the stock release for mining permit holders.
Freeport will hold flag ceremony in Deep Mill Level Zone (DMLZ) mining area which is located 1.4 kilometers below ground level.
President Widodo will decide the US-miner's business license status once Bappenas submitted its report on a study of providing Freeport with an IUPK.
The Energy and Mineral Resource Ministry said that they are considering to extend concentrated copper exports of PT Freeport Indonesia.
Freeport`s shares will be gradually offered to the public till 2019 or two years prior to the expiry of its contract.
The smelter will produce sulfuric acid as a byproduct, which will be supplied to Petrokimia Gresik as a material to manufacture NPK fertilizers.
There has not been any progress from the smelter development by PT Freeport in Java, whereas it only has two more months for deadline.
Without having to use L/Cs as a guarantee, Freeport Indonesia could calculate their dues simply by adding up their revenue invoices.
Papua Governor Lukas Enembe has positively welcomed an agreement between the government and PT Freeport Indonesia for the construction of a smelter.
The minister is scheduled to visit the location of the smelters in Pomako and Amamapare as well as hydro power plants for the smelters in Urumuka.
Mimika Regent Eltius Omaleng said that the local government had prepared land for the location of the smelters in the region.
By operating the high-end machines, risks at workplaces can be mitigated.
PT Freeport Indonesia executive vice president and general manager Nurhadi Sabirin said that his company has never shipped concentrates to the US.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources has asked mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia to remember two things in running their business in Papua.
Freeport remains committed to making investment in Papua although the construction of its new smelter would be done in Gresik, East Java.
Former head of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) speaks about the recent polemic of the manufacturing of a national car that involved Proton.
The government has allowed PT Freeport Indonesia to build its smelters in two different locations.
Papua Governor Lukas Enembe says there is no reason for PT Freeport Indonesia to construct its smelter outside of Papua.
The plan to move Freeport's smelter location from East Java to Papua is expected to halt construction process.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla said that since the beginning, the government had asked mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia to build a smelter in Papua.
SOE Minister Rini Soemarno has ordered state miner Aneka Tambang to acquire the shares Freeport plans to divest.
The DPR decided to halt Freeport's export permit in relation to the company's commitment in building a smelter.
Energy minister says the government and Freeport will seek new agreement points such as the acceleration of a smelter development in Papua.
Copper and gold miner PT Freeport Indonesia is set to build the world's biggest smelter in Gresik, East Java.
The government has extended PT Freeport Indonesiaâs export permit for the next six months.
The Energy Ministry will approve Freeport Indonesia's export permits as the company has met all requirements set by the government.
CEO says the smelter will be built in Gresik, East Java, on an area of 60 hectares owned by PT Petrokimia Gresik.
Energy Minister Sudirman Said gives an ultimatum to the US miner, disappointed over the smelter construction's slow progress.
The development of Freeport's smelter project is claimed to show little to no progress.
The new Freeport's helmsman served as the deputy chief of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) in 2011-2014.
Ministry official says the government has not evaluated the US miner's request for extension.
The talks about the amendment are still about legal documents.
The government sent a warning to Freeport Indonesia, reminding the US miner to immediately set the locations for its smelters.
Official says to develop the mining sector, Indonesia needs to reduce Papuans' dependence on Freeport.
Ministry official says the government would hold on to Freeport's export license longer if the miner fails to have a smelter ready on time.
Some 5,000 workers at Freeport Indonesia will start a month-long strike to protest at a series of accidents.
East Java Governor Soekarwo is ready to support Freeport.
The accident was more likely caused by operational errors, the ESDM Ministry says.
Mining activities in Grasberg have been temporarily put to halt following an accident that killed four workers.
Four PT Freeport Indonesia employees died in an accident on an open mining road in Grassberg, Papua, Indonesia.
Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry is to follow up Freeport incident.
"Our allegation is that the company didn't follow the standard operating procedures (SOP)," said mineral and coal director general R. Sukhyar.
The West Muck Bay underground mine collapsed on Friday at around 11.30 p.m. local time, burying a Freeport employee.
Energy analyst Kurtubi said the government must evaluate Freeport's mining contracts after a landslide incident occurred in Freeport's area.
Energy Ministry Spokesman confirmed that there have been incidents in the mining area of PT Freeport Indonesia.
PT Freeport Indonesia has agreed to release its 20.7 percent of stock ownership to Indonesian Government.
Freeport promises to pay Rp800 billion, says Minister Dahlan.
Four land owners in Gresik have offered to cooperate with Freeport Indonesia.
Freeport pays Rp98 billion in export duty to ship 50,000 tons of concentrates to Spain.
Freeport has resumed its operations and begun to ship the second batch of its copper and gold concentrates.
The permit must be filed two years before the initial contract expires, says Deputy Energy Minister.
Industry Minister M.S. Hidayat says the US-based miner's US$2.5- billion project is expected to be completed in three years.
If the volume is less than 60 percent of 750,000 tons a year, the ESDM ministry may halt Freeportâs export activities.
This would be Freeport's first shipment since the government imposed a ban on January. Freeport also gets a 7.5% export tax reduction, a reward for agreeing to build smelters.
The potential of state revenue from coal and mineral sectors would reach US$5 million to US$6 million this year.
PT Freeport Indonesia should involve the local tribal communities in negotiating its contract with the government in order to reap direct benefits.
The deal is hoped to boost improvement of the mining sectors.
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) recommends Freeport to be a registered exporter.
The government is expecting additional revenues from renegotiation of mining contracts through royalties and export taxes.
"If we ask them before the Eid, they might think we are asking for a holiday allowance," ministry official says.
The United States' mining company agreed to the government's term on the mandatory smelter development in processing raw minerals.
After agreeing to six renegotiation points proposed by the government, Freeport will be allowed to export its mineral ores again.
PT Freeport Indonesia has agreed to the points for the renegotiation of its mining contract.
US Ambassador Robert Blake expressed hope that further negotiations between PT Freeport Indonesia and the Indonesian government will benefit both.
President SBY will not make any strategic policies near the end of his terms of office, special staff says.
The renegotiation between the government with PT Freeport Indonesia and PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara did not go smoothly as planned.
BKPM chief says the government was not notified about the termination, and received the news from the US miner's workers union instead.
The total payment from the two US miners of roughly US$125 million will be placed in a state-owned bank.
Mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia is still trying to reach an agreement with the Finance Minister over the scheme of the smelter buildings.
Dahlan said that with a mere 9.3 percent ownership, the government has little bargaining power when the shareholder general meeting decided not to pay
The government and PT Freeport have agreed several terms in the renegotiation of Freeport's mining contract extension.
The government decided to accept Freeport's 30 percent divestment despite a minimum of 51 percent stipulated by Government Regulation No. 24/2012.
Freeport has been postponing its dividend payment. As a result, this year the government must cut the payment from other SOEs to the state treasury.
Energy Ministry official says the government and Freeport Indonesia will soon agree on a 30 percent divestment.
Those three companies are PT Freeport Indonesia, PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara and PT Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores.
Freeport's performance in 2013 plunged due to weakening sales of copper and gold.
The Energy ministry is preparing an agreement scheme for Freeport to build its smelter as mandated by the Law of Mineral and Coal.
Freeport requests for export duty relaxation
Newmont Mining Corporation is vexed by the new tax on raw mineral exports imposed by the Indonesian government.
Freeport to find agreeable resolution with the Indonesian government.
Freeport hires a little of the locals.
Freeport is conducting feasibility test to build smelters in Gresik and Papua.
"Technology made the US, and the US will be the largest producer of oil and gas in the world."
Freeport says the near two-month cease following the Big Gossan collapse makes it difficult for the company to meet production goals.
Freeport is committed to supply two new smelters with its downstreaming program.
Freeport Indonesia wants the government to finalize its CoW renegotiation, hoping for an extension until 2041.
Freeport Indonesia announced that its open-pit mine production has returned to normal levels.
PT Freeport Indonesia is temporarily prohibited from doing any kind of mining activities until the investigation of recent accidents is completed.
Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya says there are still many people in Papua depending their livelihoods on the US-based mining company.
The incident should be treated as an important wake-up call for the company's management.
Expert says that a device that detects and measures ground movement and shifting could be used to provide early warnings of avalanches or collapse.
The independent team will investigate if the there are any signs of intentional acts of sabotage in this incident.
DPR says Freeport Indonesia needs to recheck all of its tunnels used for mining activities to ensure workers' safety.
With a daily production volume averaging at 86 million tons on normal days, Freeports's ceased operations may cost the state US$1.82 million a day.
The Energy Ministry announced that all victims of the Freeport mine collapse have been found. Twenty one workers died while 10 others suffer injuries.
Labor activists regret the unratified ILO convention on safety concerns that could have minized the number of casualties in the Freeport mine collapse
About a thousand Freeport Indonesia workers were still blockading the road to the underground mine that collapsed last Tuesday.
Rescue team successfully evacuates 14 people. 10 of them survived while the other four were found dead.
A tunnel in the underground mine training facilities of Freeport Indonesia caved in on Tuesday, May 14, leaving dozens of workers trapped underground.
A group of armed men shot at a patrol car used by PT Freeport Indonesia's security from the TNI.