Several Pertamina refueling stations impose restrictions on buying subsidized fuel for the diesel-pertalite type, a maximum of Rp. 200,000 per day. PT Pertamina (Persero) spoke up regarding this phenomenon.
The Corporate Secretary of PT Pertamina Patra Niaga SH C&T Pertamina, Irto Ginting, explained that his party was following the rules set by the Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency. According to him, restrictions can be done situationally.
For example, such as queues that are already too long, thus blocking exit access, and there are more stringent provisions set by local governments. Then the company will follow the restrictions set by the government.
“We are following the restrictions set by the government, the restrictions have been determined by BPH Migas,” he said, quoted Tuesday (7/6/2022).
It is known that the Public Fuel Filling Station (SPBU) in the Bawen area, Semarang Regency has implemented this policy. According to one of the officers at the gas station, the maximum filling of subsidized diesel fuel for private cars is only Rp. 200 per day.
“The maximum is only Rp. 200 for Solar,” he said Sunday (5/5/2022).
Not only in the Semarang Regency area, but restrictions on the purchase of subsidized diesel fuel can also be found at the rest area gas station KM 360 B Semarang – Batang toll road.
Even during Eid al-Fitr, the gas station also limits the purchase of Pertalite as much as Rp. 200 per day.
Previously, Irto had explained that there were no restrictions on the purchase of Pertalite fuel. This is in response to the incident experienced by officials in Indonesia regarding the restriction on the purchase of Pertalite fuel of Rp. 200 thousand per day.
However, Irto admitted that during the Lebaran 2022 homecoming yesterday, there was 1 gas station that issued a policy of limiting the purchase of Pertalite because the queues were already quite long.
Committee member of the Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas) Saleh Abdurrahman previously said that his party had already regulated consumers who had the right to buy subsidized diesel or not. This is contained in the attachment to Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 191 of 2014.
In addition, BPH Migas has also regulated the maximum purchase of subsidized diesel fuel per vehicle per day. As for four-wheeled individual motorized vehicles, a maximum of 60 liters per day per vehicle.
Then, public motorized vehicles transporting people or goods with four wheels are at most 80 liters/day/vehicle. Next, public motorized vehicles transporting people or goods with six wheels or more are at most 200 liters per day per vehicle.