JAKARTA – Civil society coalition, Publish What You Pay Indonesia urges the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Sudirman Said to immediately follow up the forensic audit findings of Pertamina Energy Trading Limited (Petral) into the realm of law.

PWYP Indonesia also requested that the audit report be disclosed to the public, so as not to cause confusion of information and the public can participate in supervising it.

Chairman of the PWYP Indonesia Steering Committee, Fabby Tumiwa, emphasized that the Jokowi administration can carry out further investigations and investigations, including calculating the aspects of the country’s losses.

“Apart from that, the President Director of Pertamina should activate Pertamina’s internal supervisory unit to carry out an internal investigation to identify parties within Pertamina who may be involved,” he said in a release to Sindonews, Jakarta, Sunday (15/11/2015).

Coordinator of PWYP Indonesia Maryati Abdullah emphasized the importance of 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, “he said.

As is known, the results of the forensic audit of Petral stated that there was an irregularity in the procurement of crude oil in 2012-2014. Based on the findings of the auditor Kordha Mentha, the oil and gas mafia network has controlled oil supply contracts worth USD 18 billion or around IDR 250 trillion for three years.