The government previously increased the Pertamax Fuel Oil (BBM) price, this time they will adjust the RON 90 or Pertalite fuel. What will be adjusted is not the price, but the buyer. Based on information from the Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas), shortly, it will prohibit luxury cars from buying fuel oil (BBM) type Pertalite. Pertalite purchase will be seen from the amount of Cubicle Centimeter (CC) of each car.
Currently, BPH Migas and Pertamina are drafting technical guidelines regarding the criteria for vehicles that are entitled to purchase Pertalite as well as drafting a revision of Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 191 of 2014 concerning the Supply, Distribution, and Retail Selling Price of Fuel Oil (BBM).
Head of BPH Migas, Erika Retnowati, said that the criteria included in the luxury car category will later refer to the size of the CC owned by the car. However, he has not detailed the amount of CC in question.
“Indeed, when we discussed a lot of debates and we came to the conclusion that the CC would be fixed. Why? We saw the consumption because the CC is large, it will consume a lot of fuel and they are designed not to consume Pertalite with engine specifications and even for a long time. Too long will damage the engine too,” he said, quoted on Monday (6/6/2022).
Furthermore, to encourage the implementation of this policy, BPH Migas, said Erika, will cooperate with Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). Especially for those who will conduct studies, the criteria will be determined from the amount of CC.
In addition to luxury cars, vehicles that will also be prohibited from buying Pertalite are official vehicles belonging to the TNI, Polri, and vehicles belonging to BUMN. In the future, his party will cooperate with the police to carry out surveillance.
But what is certain is that to implement the implementation of the distribution of subsidized fuel in a closed manner, BPH Migas will utilize the digital infrastructure.
“So the TNI-Polri official vehicles cannot use Pertalite, including cars owned by SOEs,” said Head of BPH Migas, Erika Retnowati, quoted Monday (6/6/2022).
Currently, the data on the criteria for purchasing Pertalite are in hand. Erika said that the consumer data had been determined. In the future, if this policy is implemented, consumers will use the application in purchasing Pertalite gasoline.
According to Erika, since Pertalite was established as JBKP, the volume and selling price of Pertalite have been determined by the government. So that not everyone can consume the fuel of a million Indonesian people.
Furthermore, BPH Migas Committee Member, Saleh Abdurrahman previously explained that his party is still discussing what criteria can categorize a car as a luxury car.
For example, whether seen from the amount of CC owned, year of manufacture, and so on. This is done so that the categorization of luxury cars can be easily understood by the wider community.
However, according to Saleh, currently, BPH Migas is optimizing the digital service features owned by PT Pertamina (Persero), namely the MyPertamina application. Especially in the purchase of subsidized diesel fuel and assignments such as Pertalite.
According to Saleh, every purchase transaction for Pertalite type BBM in the future is planned to be integrated with the MyPertamina application. So people who have the right to buy Pertalite must first register on the application system.