REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – House of Representatives suggests the government to dismiss Indonesia’s downstream oil and gas regulator agency (BPH Migas) then the tasks to be diverted to Directorate General of Oil and Gas of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The proposal is cited on the third draft of oil and gas bill initiated by the House.
A member of Commission VII in the House, Bobby Rizaldi, said the proposal was still under discussion. He argued that no country in the world had a regulator on supervising the distribution of fuel. “We are discussing whether BPH Migas is still needed because it has other functions such as regulating the pipe,” he said.
He added, the main point of the discussion was the institutional issue, reinforcement of local role, and improvement of trade system. The House and government will also discuss on tax law specialist and the establishing petroleum fund.