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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Indonesia oil boss denies bribing lawmakers

The head of state energy company PT Pertamina, Karen Agustiawan, was ordered to pay bribes to members of the House of Representatives, evidence from a related investigation allegedly revealed.

Indonesia’s Independent Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prepared a case dossier about former SKKMigas chief Rudi Rubiandini that implicated the Pertamina boss, according to industry source Oil Patch Asia.… Continue Reading

Fallout from SKKMigas bribe case may spread

An official of the Singapore-based energy trading firm accused of bribing one of Indonesia’s top oil and gas regulators wants to name other companies involved in the graft.

Simon Gunawan Tanjaya, head of Kernel Oil’s Indonesia unit, was arrested after he allegedly delivered $700,000 in two payments to the chief of SKKMigas, Rudi Rubiandini.… Continue Reading

‘Political investors’ grease Indon politics

Image courtesy of WikipediaWhat accounts for Indonesia’s rash of big corruption cases? One explanation is that modern election campaigns are costing more than candidates or parties can afford. So they’re tapping big and often illegal contributions from local and foreign businesses.… Continue Reading

Indonesia petro-graft scandal deepens

A lawyer for Singapore-based energy trader Kernel Oil said Tuesday that a company official bribed a top Indonesia regulator to break into the country’s oil industry.

Kernel Oil’s Simon Gunawan Tanjaya allegedly paid two bribes totaling $700,000 to the head of SKKMigas, Rudi Rubiandini.… Continue Reading

Indonesia arrests top oil regulator

Rudi Rubiandini, the chairman of SKKMigas, was arrested at his home late Tuesday (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Indonesia‘s Corruption Eradication Agency arrested the head of the country’s oil and gas regulator late Tuesday at his home in Jakarta.… Continue Reading