JAKARTA (Yosefardi) – Indriyanto Seno Adji, the acting deputy chief of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), has confirmed the KPK’s investigation into Pertamina Energy Trading Limited (or popularly known as Petral), a trading arm of state-owned oil & gas company PT Pertamina.

Indriyanto, however, did not revealed the progress of the KPK’s investigation into Petral based on an audit report over the company that the KPK received. Indriyanto only said that the KPK is now collecting evidences and testimonies from a number of people already questioned as witnesses in the case.

Furthermore, Indriyanto said the KPK did not only receive an audit report over Petral from the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, but also two other audit reports from the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) and Australian auditor firm namely Kordamentha.

Energy Minister Sudirman Said recently revealed the Petral’s audit findings about third parties (not Pertamina management) that intervened in the procurement and purchasing process of oil and for Petral. He said that due to the interference, said third parties stole any discounts while Pertamina received crude oil and fuel supplies at non competitive prices. (haryantosuharman@yosefardi.com)