IPA still demanded the revision of PP cost recovery

JAKARTA: Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) will continue to strive to continue dialogue with the government for the revision of Government Regulation No. 79/2010 on Cost Recovery.


Oil and Gas Contract Extension Process Should be Faster

JAKARTA: The government requested to be more transparent and faster in deciding a contract extension before the oil and gas contract expires. President of Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) Jim W. Taylor said that with the increasing number of oil and gas contracts that are approaching their end dates, contract renewal process should be clear and transparent.


Petroleum Fund Considered to Potential Increase State Financial Risk

Indonesia Petroleum Association (IPA) considers the petroleum fund plan has the potential to create bigger risk to the state’s financial condition. Moreover, the fund would be taken from the State Budget, said the association. The petroleum fund managed by government’s special institution means the government is fully involved in the national oil and gas business.


The 66th Anniversary of Mines and Energy

On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources held an event to commemorate the 66th Anniversary of Mines and Energy at the Gawitra Oil and Gas Museum and the Electricity Museum, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII). The Gawitra Oil and Gas Museum, which was built in 1987, was created as a result of an agreement reached at the 14th IPA Annual Convention and Exhibition on October 14, 1985 and is still actively supported by member companies of the IPA. At the 35th IPA Annual Convention and Exhibition which was held recently in May 2011, the IPA also donated an "Energy edutainment" movie to the Gawitra Oil and Gas Museum to add to the existing collection of educational movies at the Museum with regard to the origins and use of energy.


EITI Indonesia Quarterly Progress Report

Dear IPA Members, we are pleased to convey to you EITI second quarterly report for 2011.


IPA: There are Differing Opinions Regarding Tax Arrears

The Indonesian Petroleum Association says there are differing opinions between the Tax Directorate and oil and gas contractors regarding the statement that 13 contractors have underpaid their taxes. The Vice President of the IPA, Sammy Hamzah, stated that this difference of opinion has occurred due to the interpretation of the usage of tax tariffs according to pre-existing treaties as well as the findings of an unfinished audit regarding cost recovery.


Change of President of The Indonesian Petroleum Association

Jakarta – With effect from 28th July 2011, Jim Taylor, General Manager of ConocoPhillips Indonesia and previously Vice President of the IPA, will replace Ron Aston and assume his position as the new President of the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA). Ron Aston is leaving the country for his new assignment as the new General Manager of Talisman Malaysia Limited. 


Farewell to Pak Ron Aston

On July 28, 2011 a gathering was held at the Bimasena Lounge to bid farewell to Pak Ron Aston, the President of the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) who is leaving the country for his new assignment as the General Manager of Talisman Malaysia Limited.


Oil & Gas Contractor Dispute Consequence of Tax Treaty

The Executive Agency for Upstream Oil and Gas (BP Migas) stated that the issue of Rp 1.6 trillion in tax arrears of three oil and gas companies from 1991-2008 is caused by the tax treaty and royalties for transfer of ownership of oil and gas working areas.


From Control to Renegotiation

The Energy sector, particularly oil and gas, is in a dire condition due to the mismanagement of natural resources, when actually as a nation we should be grateful to have such abundant resources. Due to overcomplicated management, crude oil production has consistently missed targets for the last couple of years while in the downstream sector,consumption keeps increasing uncontrollably.