TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Pertamina and Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) have issued electronic-money on Thursday, September 18, 2014, called the “Fuel Card” for subsidized fuel transactions that is currently ready for use in Batam.
Pertamina’s marketing and commercial director Hanung Budya said the Fuel Card was a development of the fuel survey card tested in Batam in March-July 2014. Hanung said the survey card was aimed at distributing fuel subsidy to the right recipients and minimizing the risk of subsidy misuse.
“The Fuel Card will help the government monitor the fuel subsidy by recording subsidized fuel transactions,” Hanung said in a press release on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Accroding to Hanung, the Fuel Card can also limit the subsidized fuel purchase based on respective regional policy. The Batam administration, for example, has set a maximum of 20 liters of subsidized fuel for private cars and 30 liters for public transportations.
BRI director for consumer banking, A. Toni Soetirto, said the Fuel Card was part of the Non-Cash Movement (GNNT) initiated by Bank Indonesia. Fuel Card owners can reload their cards at local gas stations, BRI offices or BRI ATMs without having to be BRI customers.
BERNADETTE CHRISTINA MUNTHE