, Jakarta – Civil society coalition, Publish What You Pay Indonesia urges the government to immediately follow up on the audit findings of a subsidiary of PT Pertamina (Persero), namely Pertamina Energi Trading Ltd (Petral) to the realm of law. PWYP Indonesia also requested that the audit report be made public, so as not to cause confusion of information.

Chairman of the PWYP Indonesia Steering Committee and Director of the Institute for Essential Service Reform, Fabby Tumiwa, said the Jokowi administration should be able to carry out further investigations and investigations, including calculating aspects of the country’s losses.

“Apart from that, the President Director of Pertamina should activate Pertamina’s internal supervisory unit to carry out internal investigations to identify parties within Pertamina who may be involved,” said Fabby as quoted in a written statement, Sunday (15/11/2015).

Coordinator of Publish What You Pay Indonesia, Maryati Abdullah added, it is very important for Petral’s audit results to be made public as the government’s commitment to increase transparency and accountability in the oil and gas industry sector.

The calculation of the value of state losses and further analysis of the audit results can assist the Government in improving the crude oil procurement mechanism 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 supply chain, state losses can be prevented, efficiency can be increased, and in the end, it will benefit the public/society as fuel consumers. The improvement of the crude oil procurement system through the current ISC must also be continuously improved in terms of performance and transparency to the public, “said Maryati.

As is known, the results of the forensic audit on Petral stated that there was an irregularity in the procurement of crude oil from 2012 to 2014.

Based on the findings of the auditor Kordha Mentha, the oil and gas (oil and gas) mafia network has controlled oil supply contracts worth US $ 18 billion or around Rp. 250 trillion for three years. (Gdn / Ndw)