BANDUNG - PT Pertamina Persero has predicted that on the long weekend, the consumption of fuel (BBM) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) rise by 3-5% of normal condition. Pertamina ensures that the supply of both energy commodities is safe.
"The rise in fuel consumption occurs due to an increase in community mobilization to spend the weekend with vacation. Meanwhile, the increase in LPG consumption happens since there are some people who commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ," said the Area Manager Communications & Relations of Western Java (JBB), Yudi Nugraha in Bandung on Saturday (04/15/2017).
According to him, based on data from Pertamina MOR III, within the last week, the average distribution of Premium gasoline in Western parts of Java, which includes West Java, Jakarta, and Banten amounted to 8,593 litres per day. Meanwhile, the distribution of Pertalite gasoline reached up to 10,894 kilolitres per day.
"Currently, the consumption of Pertalite gasoline in Western Java already surpassed Premium. Pertalite becomes the most used fuel in this region," he said.
Meanwhile, Yudi further said that the consumption of Pertamax gasoline reaches up to 6,504 KL/day, Pertamax Turbo 333 KL/day, and Solar (diesel) fuel 8,489 KL/day. For 3-kg LPG, the consumption reaches up to 1,778,143 cylinders/day, 12-kg LPG 66,399 cylinders/day, 12-kg Bright Gas 8,192 cylinders/day, and 5.50-kg Bright Gas 14,483 cylinders/day.
Faced with the increasing demand, Pertamina has prepared several strategies, including the increase in the stock of fuel in the entire Gas Filling Stations (SPBU). In addition, Pertamina also monitors the condition of the distribution for 24 hours.
"Pertamina also continue to establish coordination with Hiswana Migas, the local government and the Police for the smooth distribution of fuel and LPG," he explained. (MAT)