Civil society coalition, Publish What You Pay Indonesia, urged the Government to immediately follow up on the audit findings of PT Pertamina’s subsidiary, Petral, into the domain of law. PWYP Indonesia also requested that the audit report can be opened to the public, so as not to cause confusion of information and the public can also supervise.

Fabby Tumiwa, Chairperson of the PWYP Indonesia Steering Board and Director of the Institute for Essential Service Reform, emphasized that the Jokowi Government could conduct further investigations, including calculating aspects of the country’s losses. “In addition, Pertamina’s Managing Director should activate Pertamina’s internal supervisory unit to conduct an internal investigation to identify parties within Pertamina who might be involved,” Fabby said, Sunday (11/15).

Coordinator of Publish What You Pay Indonesia, Maryati Abdullah emphasized the importance of Petral’s audit results 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 current 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 Kordha Mentha auditor, the oil and gas mafia network has controlled oil supply contracts worth the US $18 billion or around Rp 250 trillion for three years.

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