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HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Indonesian President Joko Widodo Witness Exchange of Signed Energy Agreements

New ADNOC agreements with Pertamina and Chandra Asri further ADNOC’s international partnership strategy and build upon the UAE and Indonesia’s strong bilateral ties


Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 12, 2020: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, witnessed today the exchange of signed agreements between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Indonesia’s Pertamina and Chandra Asri. Pertamina and ADNOC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore potential development of a Crude to Petrochemicals complex in Balongan, Indonesia as well as a Sales Agreement in which ADNOC will supply Pertamina with up to 528,000 MT of LPG by the end of 2020. Chandra Asri and ADNOC also signed a MoU to explore potential supply of naphtha to Chandra Asri in Indonesia that would be utilized as a feedstock for their current and potential new cracker complex in Indonesia.

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, signed each of the agreements, while Mrs. Nicke Widyawati, Pertamina President Director and CEO and Mr. Erwin Ciputra, Chandra Asri President Director signed on behalf of Pertamina and Chandra Asri, respectively.

H.E. Dr. Al Jaber said: “The agreements signed with Pertamina and Chandra Asri will potentially help ADNOC to secure additional in-market presence in one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies, enabling new domestic value-creation opportunities across the hydrocarbon chain. Today’s announcement is a testament to the success of ADNOC’s international partnership strategy, our ability to consistently deliver innovative value-creation opportunities and the UAE’s strong ties with the Republic of Indonesia.”

Mrs. Widyawati said: “The agreements with ADNOC will strengthen Pertamina’s ability to carry out its national duty, realizing Indonesia’s energy security in a challenging and complex environment. We expect that both the potential refinery development at Balongan and the direct LPG supply will allow us to optimize Indonesia’s oil and gas value chain, better serve the domestic market through our vast distribution networks across the whole archipelago and access new opportunities to meet growing global demand for petrochemical products.”

Mr. Ciputra said: “Chandra Asri is delighted to explore opportunities with ADNOC in the area of feedstock supply for our current and future petrochemical business. This is in line with our heritage and strategy of developing long-term, win-win partnerships as a Growth Partner; supporting our ongoing mission to contribute to Indonesia’s economic development.”

The potential Crude to Petrochemicals complex would build upon the ambitions outlined in the comprehensive framework agreement signed by ADNOC and Pertamina in 2019, while accelerating Indonesia’s path towards petrochemical self-sufficiency.

The new Pertamina LPG Sales Agreement with ADNOC will allow for both FOB sales, in which customers collect product from Abu Dhabi, and CFR sales, in which ADNOC delivers product to customers. This flexibility further supports ADNOC's strategy to deliver more CFR cargos to its customers and build upon its trading and logistics capabilities.

ADNOC’s potential supply agreement with Chandra Asri will further expand ADNOC’s reach in Indonesia and is expected to help lay the groundwork for other potential areas of collaboration between the two companies.

ADNOC has embarked on a significant expansion of its downstream business as part of its 2030 smart growth strategy with an intention to secure markets for its core hydrocarbon products and capture greater margins throughout the value chain. As well as developing and expanding its domestic downstream operations, ADNOC is also exploring a number of targeted international investment opportunities to support its refining and petrochemicals growth ambitions.

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January 12, 2020
Abu Dhabi


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About Chandra Asri

Pertamina is Indonesia’s largest fully-integrated energy company. As a state-owned enterprise, Pertamina is in the forefront of realizing national energy security for the world’s largest archipelagic nation. Pertamina’s businesses include upstream oil and gas exploration and production at home and in 12 countries spreading over 4 continents; refining, manufacturing and marketing of oil products and petrochemicals; gas infrastructure; as well as energy services serving more than 250 million Indonesians through its >7000 fuel stations, >100 fuel terminals, >20 LPG terminals, >60 aviation fuel depots, and >9,600 km pipeline across ~17,000 islands. Pertamina also remains committed towards developing new and renewable energy with the operations of >600 MW geothermal power plants in 14 working acreages as well as the ambitious development of biofuels. Find out how the company has journeyed over six decades of experience in the energy industry:

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About Pertamina

Pertamina is an Indonesian State-Owned Enterprise in energy sector. Pertamina manages an integrated energy business from upstream to downstream. In addition to fossil energy such as oil and gas, Pertamina also develops alternative energy such as geothermal, solar, biofuel, and others. The company produces and distributes energy for 250 million people of Indonesia and currently manages operation in several countries such as Algeria, Iraq, Malaysia and others.

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