Put People's Interest in Revision of Oil and Gas Law

Put Peoples Interest in Revision of Oil and Gas Law
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JAKARTA - Government and the House of Representatives hoped immediately finalize the revision of the oil and gas law to overcome the energy crisis in Indonesia and increase national energy security.

Currently, the national fuel
(BBM) consumption is 1.6 million barrels per day. While the national fuel production capacity of 800,000 barrels per day. So, Indonesia must import 800,000 barrels per day.

Expert Advisor to the Head of Special Unit for Upstream Oil and Gas Executing Agency
(SKK Migas), Sampe L. Purba during a seminar entitled 'Revision of Oil and Gas Law for Pro-People Energy Security' held by Pospera in Jakarta, Thursday (3/8) said that oil and gas business is a business concept that requires certainty, protection and conduciveness in the midst of global competition.

Therefore, he said, the revision of the Oil and Gas Law should consider the interests of all stakeholders comprehensively.

"The Oil and Gas Law is very fundamental as a manifestation of the sovereignty of the state, economic democracy and the interests of just people, so the preparation should not be short-term pragmatic," Sampe said.

On the same occasion, Erwin Usman, Head of DPP Pospera for Energy and Mineral Resources stated that currently there are two poles in the revision of oil and gas legislation related to upstream oil and gas institution which is to combine SKK Migas function within Pertamina or to establish a Special Business Entity (BUK) separated from Pertamina .

"This dynamic needs to be scrutinized carefully so that the decisions taken side with the pro-people energy security, therefore we must really supervise and be involved in the revision of oil and gas law this time," he said.

In addition to the institutional, Chairman of SKK Migas
Workers Union, Bambang Dwi Djanuarto asserted that the guarantee against the workers is also not less important.

He wishes that in the transitional article, there is a clause that workers who will be employees in new institutions or organizations or new SOEs to manage upstream oil and gas must be workers of SKK Migas.

"Because it already has considerable experience in managing upstream oil and gas," said Bambang.

According to him, the placement of new workers will result in two new costs of severance and tuition fees.

"And that's very expensive," said Bambang.

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