Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – PT Pertamina (Persero) noted that the distribution of Pertalite type of fuel oil (BBM) until July 2022 had reached 16.8 million kilo liters (KL). That way, the quota until the end of this year is only 6.2 million KL from this year’s quota which is set at 23 million KL.
This is certainly quite worrying if you look at the current condition. Moreover, a number of vehicle users who usually use Pertamax fuel have now switched to Pertalite in line with the rising price of Ron 92 fuel.
“Pertalite, as of July, 16.8 million KL has been distributed, out of a quota of 23 million KL,” said Pertamina Patra Niaga’s Corporate Secretary, Irto Ginting to CNBC Indonesia, Wednesday (10/8/2022).
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Therefore, without restrictions on the purchase or additional quota of fuel, it is quite difficult for the state-owned company to maintain the remaining supply. Irto also suggested that the rules for purchasing fuel could be implemented immediately. “Fuel arrangements must be made immediately,” said Irto.
Meanwhile, for subsidized diesel until July 2022, it has reached 9.9 million kilo liters (KL) from this year’s quota of 14.91 million KL. That way, the remaining quota of subsidized Solar until June is only 5.01 million KL.
As is known, one of the government’s ways to anticipate the breakdown of the Pertalite quota is to limit the purchase of Pertalite to people who are entitled to receive or fill out Pertalite. Since July 1, 2022, PT Pertamina (Persero) has opened registration on the MyPertamina website in 50 cities/districts.
The restrictions on the purchase of Pertalite have not yet taken effect because they still have to wait for the issuance of the revised Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 191 of 2014 concerning the Supply, Distribution and Retail Selling Price of Fuel Oil.
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources previously signaled that the revision of Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 191 of 2014 concerning the Supply, Distribution and Retail Selling Price of Fuel Oil (BBM) along with the technical instructions for purchasing Pertalite, was completed this week.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Arifin Tasrif said the revision of Presidential Regulation 191 is still in process. However, he hinted that the rules that would later become the basis for the restrictions on the purchase of Pertalite fuel could take effect immediately. “God willing (this week). Ask yourself later,” said the Minister when met at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Building, Tuesday (9/8/2022).
Arifin said that after this rule was enacted, the next process would be the socialization process to the community. However, he did not explain with certainty about the time of socialization. “There is still socialization,” he said.
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