, JAKARTA- Publish What You Pay Indonesia specifies at least ten key issues in the Oil and Gas Bill that are still being handled by the Indonesian Parliament.

Chairperson of the PWYP Indonesia Steering Board Fabby Tumiwa said that until now there had not been any developments related to the discussion on the Oil and Gas Bill. In fact, he continued, it was related to problems that demanded a systemic solution.

“Like the national energy policy that does not yet support the vision of energy sovereignty, mafia oil and gas practices, inefficient operational costs and the impact of falling world crude oil prices which reached their lowest point,” Fabby said in his release.

He said the root of the problem in the oil and gas sector is that there are still gaps in the legal umbrella from the planning, management, and guidance to supervision aspects. PWYP itself details at least ten key issues that must be included in the oil and gas sector, namely:

Oil and gas management planning; The upstream oil and gas institutional model that enables the supervision process; Supervisory Agency; BUMN; Petroleum Fund, Domestic Market Obligation; Reserved fund; Cost Recovery; Participating Interest (PI); Protection for the Impact of Oil and Gas Activities; and Information System Reform and Participation.

Aryanto Nugroho, Advocacy and Network Manager PWYP Indonesia, revealed that the information system reform was crucial to guarantee the fulfillment of the right to public information. Among them is the matter of transparency of KKKS contracts, calculation of DBH, and lifting data.

Source: here.