Nigeria looks to partner with Pertamina, Indonesia on crude oil exports
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it was interested in working with Indonesia’s national oil company Pertamina to improve its volume of crude exports, NNPC’s new group managing director Mele Kyari told Indonesia’s ambassador.
The corporation said in a statement that the partnership with Pertamina could open up opportunities for Nigeria’s crude oil in the face of unpredictable global markets.
It said Indonesia imported crude oil worth $2.5 billion from Nigeria last year, the statement said, adding that the contract ended in December.
President Muhammadu Buhari in June appointed Kyari, a geologist, to head NNPC. Kyari is also Nigeria’s representative at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.