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Jakarta Post

Govt tells private firms to buy Pertamina fuel

  • Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman
    Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 19, 2019   /  05:26 pm
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Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (PHE ONWJ) general manager Siswantoro M. Prasodjo (second left) hands over a symbolic agreement to SKKMigas head of project management and facility maintenance Luky Agung Yusgiantoro (second right).(Antara/Risky Andrianto)

    The government has strongly urged private distributors to buy diesel fuel from state energy giant Pertamina as long as it meets their required specifications, a high-ranking official has said.  The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry's acting oil and gas director general, Djoko Siswanto, said the measure had been taken as Pertamina had an excess of diesel fuel.  “Yes, it's because of that [Pertamina's excess diesel supply]. It will be kept in place until there is no longer a supply excess,” he told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.  Pertamina corporate communication vice president Fajriyah Usman gave only a short response when asked about the firm’s excess supply. “Pertamina is ready to cater to demands from all domestic parties,” she said on Friday. Rumor has it that the government has postponed t...