The notion that there’s an oil and gas mafia controlling Indonesia has been around since the New Order. We’ve heard of the so-called oil and gas mafia nesting in the trading company of PT Pertamina (Petral). The Government Joko “Jokowi” Widodo established Oil and Gas Mafia Eradication Task Force and eventually got rid of Petral, confirming that there was indeed a mafia operating under the guise of Petral. The question that follows: have the oil and gas mafia really disappeared?

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