Pocket Government Who Has the Right to Buy Pertalite, Are You In?

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The government together with PT Pertamina (Persero) are working on technical instructions regarding the purchase of fuel oil (BBM), particularly subsidized fuel such as RON 90 or Pertalite. The Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas) has already pocketed the criteria to be eligible to purchase the Pertalite.

Director of BBM for BPH Migas, Patuan Alfon Simanjuntak, said that the proposal regarding the criteria for purchasing Pertalite had been prepared. In the future, the criteria will be combined with the criteria for receiving certain types of diesel fuel (JBT).

“We have prepared the proposal and will be combined with JBT Solar’s submission,” explained Alfon to CNBC Indonesia, Wednesday (25/5/2022).

Unfortunately, Alfon has not been able to explain in more detail, what criteria are eligible to buy Pertalite fuel. What is clear, his party has prepared these criteria and has been proposed. “The criteria will come out after the revision of the Presidential Regulation (Perpres 191/2014) comes out. What’s important is that we have prepared and proposed it,” said Alfon.

Alfon revealed one criterion that was not entitled to receive or buy Pertalite, namely luxury cars. “It should be like that,” said Alfon.

The Corporate Secretary of PT Pertamina Patra Niaga, Irto Ginting, was also unable to explain the criteria for the Pertalite buyer. He only said that Pertamina was still making sure beforehand about the eligible criteria. “Those criteria are still being discussed,” said Irto to CNBC Indonesia.

What is clear, he confirmed that currently being discussed regarding the rules for the technical instructions for purchasing Pertalite fuel. He said his party would adjust to the government’s directives. “If Perpres 191/2014 is revised, we will adjust its implementation in the field,” said Irto.

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Pertamina Commissioner Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok said that currently the criteria for receiving subsidized fuel or Pertalite already exist. “It’s already in Pertamina Patra Niaga (the criteria). I can’t open it,” said Ahok to CNBC Indonesia, Tuesday (24/5/2022).

Head of BPH Migas, Erika Retnowati, said that currently her party is still working on the revision of Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 191 of 2014 concerning the Supply, Distribution and Retail Selling Price of Fuel Oil (BBM) along with technical instructions for purchasing Pertalite.

“It’s true, we are currently processing the revision of Presidential Regulation 191/2014, especially those related to consumer users, so that subsidized fuel can be more targeted. This will be followed by technical instructions,” said Erika to CNBC Indonesia, Tuesday (24/5/2022).

When the time comes, Erika said, her party will immediately socialize the rules. “It is hoped that this rule will run in the next two to three months,” said Erika.

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