Ahok Visits Luhut Pandjaitan for Talks on Oil, Gas Lifting

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    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo shakes hand with Pertamina Chief Commissioner Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or also known as Ahok when inspecting the oil refinery of PT Trans Pasific Petrochemical Indotama (TPPI) in Tuban, East Java, Saturday, December 21, 2019. ANTARA FOTO/Moch Asim/nz

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Chief Commissioner of state-owned oil and gas firm Pertamina, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (BTP) or also known as Ahok, has visited the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment Building today afternoon, January 31.

    Donning a batik shirt, BTP arrived at the ministry’s office at 4:45 p.m. to join the meeting on the oil and gas lifting. The former Jakarta governor balked at providing comments for waiting journalists at the ministry. “Later,” Ahok said shortly.

    The session was slated to commence at 5 p.m. yet it was likely postponed because Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan still attended another meeting on a Jakarta-Bandung fast train with, among others, Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny G. Plate and Director-General of Transportation Ministry Zulkifli.

    In 2019, the oil and gas lifting volume reached 82,127 barrel oil per day (BPOD) or 99.6 percent of the target set in the 2019 State Budget.

    “It is a little under the target, only just 0.4 percent,” said Pertamina EP president director Nanang Abdul Manaf during a hearing with the House of Representatives (DPR) on Monday, January 20.

    As for the gas lifting last year, it reached 750 million standard cubic feet (mmscfd) or 97.5 percent from the target of the 2019 State Budget.

    FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA | HENDARTYO HANGGI