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Jakarta Post

Fuel consumption falls during Idul Fitri

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 30 2020   /  08:01 am

Nationwide fuel consumption during this year’s Idul Fitri period was 31.2 percent below the normal level as the government had banned the traditional mudik (exodus) to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.Fuel consumption averaged 106,933 kiloliters per day throughout the Idul Fitri week, down from 155,377 kl per day in January and February, the months before Indonesia confirmed its first COVID-19 cases, which later prompted large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) that shut offices, factories and schools and limited people’s movements, according to an official report obtained by The Jakarta Post. Aviation fuel consumption saw the sharpest drop, falling 86 percent below the normal volume, while diesel decreased 29 percent and gasoline and kerosene use dropped 21 percent and 9 percent respectively.“This is the first time we have seen such sharp drops. Normally, fuel consumption tends to rise...