Christmas and New Year Holiday, Public Interest on Non-Subsidized Fuel Increases

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, December 26 2017 - 17:00 IWST

Suasana Pengisian BBM (Pertamina)
Suasana Pengisian BBM (Pertamina)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Distribution of Fuel Oil (BBM) during the seven days of the Fuel Task Force of Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 running well.

PT Pertamina (Persero) noted, within the period of 18-24 December 2017, public interest on non-subsidized fuel increased by more than 10%. The average non-subsidized fuel subsidy type of Pertalite experienced a significant spike of about 49 thousand Kilo Liter (KL) per day or an increase of 43% over the 2016 Task Force Natal and New Year (Nataru) period.

"Consumer awareness of quality fuel can be seen from the high interest of the public consumes non-subsidized fuel quality such as Pertalite, Pertamax, and Dexlite are increasing," said Adiatma in an official statement on Monday (25/12/2017).

When compared to the average consumption in normal conditions in 2017 which is in the range of 45 thousand KL per day, then the distribution of Pertalite during the period December 18-24, 2017 increased 9%.

In addition, the average non-subsidized fuel distribution of Pertamax types reaches more than 17 thousand KL per day or about 20 percent above the 2016 Task Force period. When compared to the average consumption in normal conditions around 16 thousand KL per day, the Pertamax distribution during the period December 18-24, 2017 increased more than 9%.

Adiatma added Pertamina Dex is also interested consumers of diesel engined vehicle users. Non-subsidized fuel Pertamina Dex type of this average distribution reached more than 570 KL per day or an increase of about 17% compared to the 2016 Task Force.

Compared to normal conditions in the range of 531 kiloliters per day, the distribution of Pertamina Dex during the period of 18-24 December 2017 increased 8.7%. "A very significant spike occurred for non-subsidized fuel Dexlite type," he said.

The average non-subsidized fuel subsidy of the Dexlite type exceeded 1,900 KL per day or about 156.1% compared to the 2016 Task Force period. When compared to normal conditions in the range of 1,600 KL per day, the distribution of Dexlite during the period December 18-24, 2017 an increase of about 17%.

"We will continue to serve the needs of public fuel during the Christmas and New Year holidays until this Task Force ends on January 8, 2018," said Adiatma.

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