TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said, said that the government and state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina had assured that fuel supplies for the people will remain available.
"If we have to exceed the quota, there will be a settlement between the government and Pertamina," said Sudirman on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
In the revised 2014 State Budget, subsidized fuel quota was set at 46 million kiloliters. Pertamina was tasked to supply 45.23 million kiloliters of solar and premium fuel.
Until October 31, Pertamina had recorded that subsidized fuel distribution had reached 39.97 million kiloliters, or 86.64 percent from the determined quota. The number comprises of 24.92 million kiloliters of Premium and 13.38 million kiloliters of diesel fuel (Solar).
In addition, Hanung Budaya, Pertamina's trade and marketing director, said that Pertamina will import non-subsidized fuel, Pertamax, to anticipate increasing demands in the next two months.
BERNADETTE CHRISTINA MUNTHE