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Despite looming deadline, Pertamina’s clean fuel goals remain distant

  • Norman Harsono
    Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 9, 2020   /   09:31 am
Despite looming deadline, Pertamina’s clean fuel goals remain distant State-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina has reaffirmed plans to phase out pollutive fuels but a top executive has made clear that the company will not do so until certain multibillion-dollar projects are completed. (Pertamina/Pertamina)

State-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina has reaffirmed plans to phase out pollutive fuels but a top executive has made clear that the company will not do so until certain multibillion-dollar projects are completed.

Pertamina, which operates over 90 percent of Indonesia’s gas stations, is legally bound to stop producing its best-selling but pollutive diesel fuel, Solar, by April 2021. It stopped the production of gasoline brand Premium in October 2018, as required by Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) Regulation No. 20/2017 on motor vehicle emission limits. 

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The two brands do not meet regulatory emissions standards, which are pegged to the Euro 4 sta