INILAHCOM, Jakarta – Indonesian Civil Society Coalition, Publish What You Pay (PWYP) urges the government to immediately follow up on the results of Petral’s forensic audit, a subsidiary of PT Pertamina (Persero) into the realm of law.

Fabby Tumiwa, Chairperson of the PWYP Indonesia Steering Board and Director of the Institute for Essential Service Reform, emphasized that President Jokowi could order further investigations, including calculating aspects of his country’s losses.

“In addition, Pertamina’s Managing Director should activate Pertamina’s internal oversight unit to conduct an internal investigation to identify parties within Pertamina who might be involved,” Fabby said in Jakarta, Monday (11/16/2015).

Coordinator of Publish What You Pay Indonesia, Maryati Abdullah stated, Petral’s audit results are very important to be opened to the public. As the government’s commitment to increase transparency and accountability in the oil and gas industry sector.

Counting the value of state losses and further analysis of the results of audits can help the Government in improving the mechanism of supplying crude oil for domestic fuel needs. This mechanism must be made more transparent so that the public can take control.

“Because with transparency in the crude oil procurement chain, state losses can be prevented, efficiency can be improved, and ultimately it will benefit the public/community as consumers of fuel. The improvement of the crude oil procurement system through the existing ISC must also continue to improve performance and transparency to the public,” said Maryati.

As is known, the results of a forensic audit of Pertamina Energy Trading Ltd (Petral) mention the irregularities in the procurement of crude oil in 2012-2014.

Based on the findings of the KordhaMentha auditor, the oil and gas mafia network have controlled oil supply contracts worth the US $ 18 billion or around Rp 250 trillion for three years. [ipe]

Source: here.