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Pertamina, Aramco still working toward Cilacap valuation

  • Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman¬†

    The Jakarta Post

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Cilacap, Central Java   /   Sun, July 21, 2019   /  11:38 am
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Workers check the fuel processing at a refinery in Cilacap, Central Java.(Antara/Idhad Zakaria)

  State energy giant Pertamina and Saudi Arabian oil giant Saudi Aramco are inches away from getting an independent financial advisor that will calculate the value of the Cilacap refinery before reaching a spinoff deal. Pertamina president director Nicke Widyawati said there were five options that the state company and Aramco would choose from. “We have picked five [financial advisor candidates] and right now are in the process of deciding. Hopefully next week we will have the answer,” Nicke told a press briefing on Friday. The financial advisor would work for six weeks to calculate the corporate value (EV). Nicke was confident that after the financial advisor had finished its valuation of the Cilacap refinery, a decision on the spinoff deal would take place soon.  “We [Pertamina and Aramco] will decide [on the spinoff deal] no later than Septem...