Pertamina Increases Price of Non-subsidized Fuel, including Pertamax
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - State-owned gas and oil company PT Pertamina increased the price of five non-subsidized fuel brands effective October 1, 2023. They are Pertamax (RON 92), Pertamax Green 95 (RON 95), Pertamax Turbo (RON 98), Dexlite (CN 51), and Pertamina Dex (CN 53).
On its official website, the price of Pertamax at public gas stations (SPBU) was increased to Rp14,000 per liter from previously Rp13,300 per liter.
The price of Pertamax Turbo went up to Rp16,600 per liter from Rp15,000, while Pertamax Green 95 hit Rp16,000 per liter from Rp15,900 per liter.
The price of Dexlite and Pertamax Dexlite was also increased to Rp17,200 per liter and Rp16,900 per liter from previously Rp16,350 per liter and Rp17,900 per liter, respectively.
Meanwhile, the price of subsidized fuel brands, Pertalite and Diesel, did not change. The price of Pertalite remains at Rp10,000 per liter and Diesel at Rp6,800 per liter.
People on social media expressed concern about the gasoline price hike. As of 9 a.m. today, the keyword ‘Pertalite’ was among the trending topics on X, formerly Twitter, with at least 2,688 tweets.
Some netizens worried that Pertalite would become rare. Some complained about the surge in Pertamax fuel price. Some hoped that the price of Pertalite would not increase.
Pertamina's VP of Corporate Communications, Fadjar Djoko Santoso, said that the hike in non-subsidized fuel prices was made to comply with the Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministerial Decree (Kepmen) No. 245.K/MG.01/MEM.M/2022.
DEFARA DHANYA PARAMITHA
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