JAKARTA DAILY. ID - The Indonesian government officially increased the price of subsidized and non-subsidized fuel oil (BBM) from Pertalite to Pertamax on September 3, 2022.
The announcement of the increase in fuel prices was delivered directly by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Saturday afternoon, September 3, 2022.
“Right now the government has to make a decision in a difficult situation. This is the government's last option, which is to divert fuel subsidies so that the prices of several types of fuel that have been subsidized so far will be adjusted," Jokowi said at a press conference for President Jokowi and the related ministers.
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President Jokowi revealed that this policy is aimed to make the subsidies provided by the Indonesian government more on target.
“More than 70 percent of the subsidy is actually enjoyed by groups of people who can afford it, namely owners of private cars. "Supposedly, the state's money should be prioritized to provide subsidies to the underprivileged," said the President.
On that occasion, Indonesian Minister of Energy Arifin Tasrif conveyed the new subsidized fuel price that has been set by the government.
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The price of Pertalite fuel which was previously Rp 7,650 per liter becomes Rp 10,000 per liter and the price of subsidized diesel which was previously Rp 5,150 per liter becomes Rp 6,800 per liter. In addition, the price of Pertamax (non-subsidized) also underwent an adjustment, from Rp 12,500 to Rp 14,500.
The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources said that the increase in fuel prices will take effect on September 3, 2022, at 14.30 WIB.
"This is valid for one hour since the announcement of this price adjustment, so it will take effect at 14.30 WIB," said Arifin.
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