TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - State-owned oil and gas firm Pertamina recorded a decrease in fuel consumption by eight percent during the coronavirus emergency period following the government's policy on remote working or work from home (WFH).
The Pertamina's Corporate Communication Vice President Fajriyah Usman, ensured that the supply of fuel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is sufficient to meet people's daily needs amid the crisis.
At present, the national fuel supply is reportedly enough for 23 days on average, while LPG stock for 17 days, as of data compiled on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
"The stocks will increase in line with the supply schedule that is set based on the consumption level of the people in each region," she added.
Since the implementation of the remote working program on March 16, 2020, the general fuel consumption has plummeted by eight percent to 123,740 kiloliters from that of normal daily average at 134,870 kiloliters.
Meanwhile, the household consumption of LPG saw a hike of 0.7 percent to 22,100 metric tons from usually 21,930 metric tons
The non-subsidized domestic gas consumption also increased by 5.4 percent from 2,050 metric tons to 2,160 metric tons. This data proved that there was an increase in public awareness to purchase non-subsidized LPG.
Fajriyah further ensured the production, process, distribution, and marketing operations will run normally despite the emergency status of the coronavirus. Moreover, to support the policy, her side optimized the delivery service through its Call Center 135.
To anticipate the spread of the virus infection, she went on, Pertamina also sprayed disinfectants on LPG canisters and gas stations facilities, as well as applied additional procedures such as the use of face mask, glove, and hand sanitizer for staffers.