JAKARTA, May 23 (Reuters) -
* Indonesia’s state energy firm PT Pertamina will consider looking for a partner to upgrade its Balikpapan refinery in East Kalimantan, acting Chief Executive Nicke Widyawati said on Wednesday.
* “We are doing it ourselves for now, but along the way, we are open to the option of partnering,” she told reporters, adding that a few foreign companies have expressed interest.
* Pertamina had started upgrading the refinery last year and hopes to finish construction by 2021. (Reporting by Jakarta bureau; Writing by Gayatri Suroyo, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)