The Jakarta Post
State oil and gas company Pertamina says it has secured fuel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplies for the Idul Fitri exodus in East Java, which is expected to take place from June 9 to June 10.
Among East Java’s areas predicted to face significant increases in vehicle flow during the holiday season include Kertosono, Madiun, Mojokerto, Ngawi and Wilangan.
To anticipate increases in fuel consumption in those areas, Pertamina has prepared various facilities to improve the available fuel supply for holiday travelers in the province. They include Mobile Storage, KIOSK and Special Fuel Delivery Motorists (BBK), which will be readied on both toll and nontoll roads.
Edi Mangun, communications and corporate social responsibility officer of Pertamina Marketing Operation Region (MOR) V for East Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, said the company had anticipated fuel demand increases starting from Friday evening until the last working day before Idul Fitri, which will likely fall on June 15 and 16.
“The mobile storage will also be readied in areas prone to traffic congestion, such as the Pandaan-Malang and Pasuruan-Probolinggo routes,” Edi said in Malang on Tuesday evening.
Edi Mangun, communications and corporate social responsibility officer of Pertamina Marketing Operation Region (MOR) V for East Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, speaks to journalists on the sidelines of a breaking-of-the-fast gathering in Malang on June 5. (JP/Nedi Putra AW)
Based on Pertamina MOR V East Java data, the consumption of subsidized-gasoline Premium will increase to 2,758 kiloliters per day during Ramadhan and Idul Fitri from the normal consumption of 2,280 kl per day.
The consumption of non-subsidized gasoline Pertalite is predicted to increase to 8,074 kl per day from 7,021 kl on normal days. Two other subsidized gasoline types, Pertamax and Pertamax Turbo, will also see increases in daily consumption, reaching 3,641 kl and 141 kl from 3,139 kl and 113 kl respectively.
The consumption of diesel will slightly decline to 5,273 kl per day from 5,492 kl on normal days. Meanwhile, Pertamina Dex consumption will increase to 87 kl from 80 kl.
Pertamina predicts subsidized LPG products (3-kilogram LPG canisters) will see an average 7 percent consumption increase, reaching 101,307 metric tons per month from 94,679 MT.
“In East Java, the consumption of nonsubsidized LPG, which comprises Bright Gas 5.5 kg, Bright Gas 12 kg and LPG 12 kg, is also predicted to increase by 9 percent from 4,593 MT per month to 5,006 MT,” Edi said. (ebf)