TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Chairman of the Regional Council of the Association of Fuel Station Owners (Hiswana Migas) Juan Tarigan said based on the calculation of his organization, the incomes of gas filling stations (SPBU) along toll roads all over the country will drop by around Rp100 to 200 million per day following the ban to sell subsidized Premium gasoline along toll roads all over the country.
"This is only a temporary calculation. We do not know yet the exact amount," he said on Friday, August 8, 2014.
Juan said that the organization has not had a special meeting to discuss the issue or carried out one the evaluation with the owners of gas filling stations along toll roads after the government implemented the policy to restrict the selling of subsidized fuel.
"We will carry out an evaluation in around one week,” he said.
Juan also mentioned measures to be taken by the owners of those gas filling stations along the toll roads if they suffer from significant financial losses, one of them being reducing the number of workers.
Another measure, he said, is reducing the operational hours.
"What’s the point of running the SPBU until late in the evening if no one comes to refill fuel,” he said.
Juan further said that opening gas filling stations for 24 hours will only add operational costs, such as electricity and workers’ salary.