Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 00:02 WIB
VIVA – President Commissioner of PT Pertamina Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok said the phenomenon of the shift in fuel consumption from the Pertamax to Pertalite type occurred after the price of Pertamax rose. This makes the demand for Pertalite rise.
However, continued Ahok, with the high demand for Pertalite, Pertamina until now has no discourse to increase or adjust the price of Pertalite to its market price.
This was conveyed by Ahok when he was a speaker at the 2022 Leader Forum event at the Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, Central Java, on Friday, May 13, 2022.
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Ahok said that Pertalite, which has now become subsidized fuel oil, was acknowledged to have experienced an increase in demand, after the price of Pertamax rose on April 1, 2022, and caused the phenomenon of a shift in fuel consumption.
However, he still ensures that his party has not decided to adjust the fuel price, even though world oil prices are still high. And it continues to study the fuel price.
In addition, Ahok also said that the issue of adjusting the price of Pertalite and Solar fuels is of course the government’s authority, because both types of fuel are subsidized fuels.