Dicky Kurniawan, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is set to issue a revised regulation regarding the use of subsidized fuels mentioned under Presidential Regulation No. 191/2014 on sales, supply, and distribution of fuel. This will directly affect Pertalite and Solar (diesel fuel) fuels sold at state-owned energy firm Pertamina gas stations.
A member of the Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas) committee, Saleh Abdurrahman, said the types of vehicles barred from using the two aforementioned fuel types are cars and motorcycles with engine capacity of 2,000cc and above.
Abdurrahman said that vehicles with this engine capacity are legally viewed as luxury items. "If someone can afford pricey turbo cars then they can surely be able to purchase non-subsidized fuels and use what manufacturers recommend, with better and higher octane fuels to be more fuel-efficient," said Saleh on June 29.
In order to control the enforcement of this rule, users will have to register themselves via MyPertamina app, which has only been launched and operated a month prior. However, it is important to note that restricted Solar or diesel fuel for personal vehicles will not apply to personal vehicles with flat beds or those that are used for public transportation.