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Giant Indonesia Offshore Gas Project Sunk by Nationalist, Economic Pressure

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By BEN OTTO: Updated March 24, 2016

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesia’s rejection of a $15 billion gas project by Inpex Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC. bodes ill for the revival of the flagging petroleum industry and highlights the nationalist pressures facing foreign investment in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, energy analysts say.

Inpex and Shell suffered a blow Wednesday in their joint bid to develop one of Southeast Asia’s largest known deep-water gas blocks.

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