JAKARTA - Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, President Commissioner of PT Pertamina (Persero) asked Pertamina's directors to focus on exploring 12 oil basins in the country rather than acquiring oil refineries abroad. He stated this in his interview published in the POIN channel on Youtube.

According to him, Pertamina wants to apply for a new loan to acquire oil fields beyond horror. "Borrow more money, we already have a US$16 billion debt, the only thing in their mind is borrowing money," he said.

In the interview, BTP expressed his frustration at the plan of Pertamina's officers to acquire oil and gas fields with loans. "Maybe they will get some commission," he said. (LK/AR)