Pertamina Begins Producing Euro 4 Standard Fuel

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  • Pertamina's oil refinery in Cilacap, West Java. TEMPO/Aris Andrianto

    Pertamina's oil refinery in Cilacap, West Java. TEMPO/Aris Andrianto

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Pertamina's Cilacap unit refinery in Central Java, has begun to produce the Pertamax High Quality gasoline with Euro-4 standard on Monday. The first production began symbolically in Cilacap's Patra Graha Building, launched by the state-owned oil company's senior vice president for refining operations Ardhy Mokobombang.  

    Pertamina Cilacap Refinery general manager Nyoman Sukadana said that Pertamax High Quality is composed of 46 percent RCC Naphtha and 54 percent Platformate ex Platformer II. The Cilacap refinery is estimated to produce 1,100 metric barrels of this type of gasoline a month.

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    Pertamax High Quality is more eco-friendly as it has maximum sulfur content of just 50 part per million (ppm).

    Nyoman said that this sulfur content is subject to the standard emission of new vehicles, as regulated by the Environment and Forestry Minister's Regulation registered as number P.20/MENLHK/SETJEN/-KUM.1/3/2017," he said

    He said that Indonesia still uses fuel with Euro 2 standard emission, which has a maximum sulfur content of 300 ppm.

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    "The global Euro standard is Euro 6. That's why, the use of Euro 4 in Pertamax High Quality would significantly help reduce air pollution in Indonesia," he said.

    Ardhy Mokobombang said that the product will be available in the market by December 10 this year.