Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – PT Pertamina (Persero) continues to concoct fuel oil (BBM) products which are sold at public refueling stations (SPBU). In the future, the fuel specifications sold by this state-owned oil and gas company comply with the provisions of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) above RON 91.
Pertamina actually already has a ‘Blue Sky’ program, namely the use of environmentally friendly fuel. Where at the beginning of this year, the government finally ‘killed’ the use of RON 88 or Premium BBM and shifted subsidies to RON 92 BBM or Pertalite.
Now the latest, later in 2024, Pertamina will no longer sell Pertalite BBM and replace it with Pertamax Green 92 or RON 92. The trick is to mix as much as 7% ethanol or E7 into the Pertalite BBM.
Main Director of Pertamina, Nicke Widyawati, revealed that next year his party will only sell 3 of these environmentally friendly gasoline products.
Namely Pertamax Green 92 (Mixing Pertalite BBM and 7% ethanol), then Pertamax Green 95 (Mixing Pertamax and 8% ethanol) and Pertamax Turbo.
“We will issue Pertamax Green 92-Pertalite mixed with ethanol to make 92. So next year there will only be 3 products, Pertamax Green 92, 95 and Turbo. We believe this will provide benefits,” said Nicke in a Hearing Meeting (RDP) with Commission VII DPR , Wednesday (30/8/2023).
Nicke said, raising the fuel octane higher was in accordance with KLHK rules which regulate fuel octane at a minimum of RON 91.
“We will continue the blue sky program stage 2 from RON 90 to 92 KLHK octane which can be sold is 91. The environmental aspect reduces bioethanol carbon emissions, fulfills bioenergy and reduces our imports,” he added.
Pertamina also asked for support from the government to free customs duties on ethanol products. Currently, the customs duty imposed on ethanol itself is IDR 20,000 per liter.
“So one thing today is why we can say we haven’t thought about profitability because of the implementation of a customs duty of Rp. 20,000 because this is still considered a division of alcohol, alcohol is subject to a duty, right? Because this is not used for alcohol but for energy,” he explained at the DPR RI Commission VII Hearing, Jakarta, Wednesday (30/8/2023).
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