Gov´t Mustn´t Place Burden on Pertamina in One Price Fuel Program

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 , 16:00:00 WIB -

PT Pertamina Bengkulu is seen performing a ritual that breaks a jug at the launching of One Price Fuel program for Enggano Island at Baai Island Fuel Terminal in Bengkulu, Thursday (16/11). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – The House’s Commission VII asks the government not to impose One Price Fuel program to PT Pertamina because it would affect the condition of the national oil company. Despite this, Pertamina should be in a healthy and good condition so it could compete against the other companies.

The House’s Commission VII member Eni Maulani Saragih said that one price fuel program is a good program, but it’s still doubted to be successful if the government imposes the budget on Pertamina every year.

"The best solution is needed for the issue. Therefore, the result of Pertamina’s expenses can be directed accurately," Eni said in a hearing with the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s Director General of Oil and Gas and Managing Director of PT Pertamina at the Parliament Building, Senayan, Jakarta, Monday (4/12).

He feels unfortunate if the program uses much budget but doesn’t benefit the public.

He also considers that the policy is unfair if the government only imposes it to Pertamina as Pertamina has to spend many expenses for the one price fuel program.

"Imagine if the planned 150 locations are completed, it would need Rp3 trillion every year to implement one price fuel program," he explained, as quoted from dpr.go.id.

According to him, the program implementation may not proceed well as President Jokowi expected. The President expects that one price fuel program can reach the public.

According to his monitoring result, particularly in Pertamina’s targeted locations to implement the program, the one fuel price only reaches retailers. "It hasn’t reached the public. How about the great amount of money spent by Pertamina, but the program only reaches retailers," Eni questioned. (rm)

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