The more the restrictions on subsidized fuel are postponed, the more likely there is a shortage – A member of the Downstream Oil and Gas Control Agency (BPH Migas), Saleh Abdurrahman, said that if the restrictions on the purchase of subsidized Pertalite and Diesel fuel were further delayed, the possibility of a shortage would be even greater.

This was said by Saleh in the Polemic event entitled Profit and Loss of Fuel Subsidies, Saturday (6/8/2022).

“We (BPH Migas), actually like this, the longer it takes, the more we delay the tightening of Pertalite, the more likely there is a shortage,” said Saleh.

Therefore, his party reminded that the quota for subsidized fuel for the type of Pertalite and Solar for 2022 has the potential to run out in October and November 2022.

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This is because the distribution of Pertalite as of July 2022 has reached 15.9 million kilo liters (KL) or 69 percent of the maximum quota limit of 23.5 million KL.

“If we allow this trend, as we have said in various places, in October, November, Pertalite may no longer exist. Unless there is another policy, to add or pay other compensation,” he said.

Not only that, said Saleh, for the distribution of subsidized diesel fuel, the type of diesel will reach 8.3 million kilo liters until June 2022. As for the first semester, the subsidized diesel quota will be.

Meanwhile, the distribution of Pertalite per June has reached 14.2 million KL. The quota set by the government is 23 million KL.

Therefore, BPH Migas hopes that the policy on limiting the purchase of subsidized fuel which is being drafted can be completed soon.

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“So indeed, we hope that the regulations regarding Pertalite can be obtained soon so that we can take action to regulate it,” he concluded.

Source: – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by

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