Pertamina Waits for Evaluation Before Increasing Pertalite Supply

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  • Petugas mengisi bahan bakar Ron 90 Pertalite kesebuah mobil saat diluncurkan di SPBU kawasan Tanah Abang, Jakarta, 24 Juli 2015. Bahan bakar Ron 90 Pertalite dijual dengan harga Rp.8.400 per liter. Tempo/Tony Hartawan

    Petugas mengisi bahan bakar Ron 90 Pertalite kesebuah mobil saat diluncurkan di SPBU kawasan Tanah Abang, Jakarta, 24 Juli 2015. Bahan bakar Ron 90 Pertalite dijual dengan harga Rp.8.400 per liter. Tempo/Tony Hartawan

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - PT Pertamina President Director Dwi Soetjipto said that he will wait for an evaluation on the plan to add new type of fuel, Pertalite. The evaluation will be conducted in the next two months. "[Pertalite] was just launched recently, so we're waiting for response from people," said Dwi on Monday, July 26, 2015.

    According to Dwi, the market's response towards Pertalite has been quite good. If the positive trend continues, Pertamina will add more Pertalite supply.

    The addition of Pertalite will indirectly add more gas stations. "However, supply of Premium will not be reduced," said Dwi.

    Last week, Pertamina introduced Pertalite to the public in 103 gas stations in three big cities: Jakarta, Bandung, and Surabaya at a price of Rp 8,400.

    Several gas stations reported that public demand for Pertalite was high. In Surabaya, Pertalite sales in the second day increased by 69 percent from the first day.

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