TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Andi Noorsaan, head of the Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas), called on low cost green car (LCGC) owners to switch to the newly-launched fuel with higher octane, Pertalite.
"Pertalite is suitable for LCGCs," Andi said during the launch of Pertalite market trial in Jakarta on Friday, July 24, 2015.
Andi added that Pertalite would serve as an alternative for high-octane fuels. Consumers, Andi said, would gain more benefits from the new product because they could save money from cheaper maintenance cost.
Andi also suggested that Pertalite sales should target young people since they are generally concerned with environmental issues and interested in driving fuel-efficient cars.
"It will boost Pertamina's competitiveness to meet the country's demands of fuel," Andi said.
Pertalite market trial is expected to last for two months. During the trial period, the product is sold for Rp 8,400 per liter, which will be increased to Rp 8,700 per liter when the trial period ends.