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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - State oil and gas firm PT Pertamina will set up a special taskforce to ensure fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supply during the fasting month of Ramadhan and Idul Fitri festivities.

"The fuel oil taskforce will cooperate with the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry as a regulator, BPH Migas (the Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency) and Hiswana Migas (the Association of Fuel Station Owners)," Vice President for Corporate Communication of Pertamina Wianda A. Pusponegoro said here.

The taskforce will work 14 days before and seven days after the Idul Fitri festivities and will then go on standby to meet demand for fuel oils, she added.

Pusponegoro further noted that the taskforce will focus on highways in Java and Sumatra that holidaymakers will pass through.

"In Java, we identified several locations, including the Kanci toll road, which we believe will be crowded with holidaymakers," she pointed out.

Moreover, to distribute fuel oils to several gas stations, Pertamina will cooperate with the police to regulate traffic in case of congestion, he affirmed.

She also predicted that demand for non-subsidized gasoline such as Premium, Pertamax and Pertamax Plus will increase ahead of the festivities.

"We know that ahead of the festivities, most industries do not operate, and consequently, diesel oil consumption declines. So we will focus on supplying Premium, Pertamax, Pertamax Plus, and LPG," she emphasized.
(Reported by Roy Rosa Bachtiar/Uu.INE/KR-BSR/B/H-YH)

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