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Jakarta Post

Single fuel price program available in 124 remote regions

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 16, 2019   /   12:04 pm
 Single fuel price program available in 124 remote regions The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s inspector general, Akhmad Syakhroza (second left), fills the fuel tank of a motorcycle to mark the opening of a one-price fuel station in Ketungau Hulu district, Sintang regency, West Kalimantan, on Nov. 15 last year. (Antara/HS Putra)

State-owned oil and gas holding company Pertamina said it has established 124 gas stations in frontier, outermost and least developed (3T) regions as part of its single fuel price program.

Pertamina’s vice president of corporate communications, Fajriyah Usman, said the company had distributed 88,543 kiloliters of fuel in December last year.

Most of the gas stations were located on Papua Island (28), followed by Kalimantan (27), Sumatra (24), Nusa Tenggara (16), Sulawesi (14), Maluku (11) as well as Java and Bali (four each).

“I am optimistic that we can maintain this program and can achieve the target of 160 gas stations all over Indonesia,” Fajriyah said in a statement on Monday.  

“More and more people will benefit from the program. The fuel is sold for Rp 6,450 (46 US cents) per liter for Premium-branded gasoline and Rp 5,150 per l for Solar-branded diesel.”

Fajriyah gave an example of Mentawai Island in West Sumatra, where Pertamina erected four gas stations and distributed about 50,000 liters of Premium and Solar fuel every month in cooperation with local companies PT. Rimata Saibi Jaya, PT. Ekindo Putra Andalas, PT. Energi Saibi Jaya and PT. Ekindo Putra Andalas.

The single fuel price is based on Presidential Regulation No. 43/2018, which is a revision of Presidential Regulation No. 191/2014 on procurement, distribution and fuel retail sales, which among other, ensures that the price of Premium and Solar fuels are the same all over the country. (bbn)