Wamen EMR: Raise Fuel Prices Best Option.
Januari 7, 2012 Tinggalkan komentar
Socialization program restrictions fuel oil (BBM) subsidy will begin next week. However, according to Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Widjajono Partowidagdo, is not the best option. The best option is to raise prices.
Use it to save fuel and reduce the budget burden. Communities can also switch to alternative energy, such as gas. “As much as possible do not use fuel,” he said when met at the discussion at Warung Daun, Jakarta, Saturday, January 7, 2012.
Widjajono remind, that the supply of nonrenewable energy, especially petroleum in Indonesia is no longer much. Importing crude oil also needs to be high cost, compared with a gas that is cheaper and easier.
Infrastructure issues associated fuel gas (CNG), he continued, the owners of land in Java has offered to make a gas refinery. Besides the import and distribution of gas is also much easier.
However, Deputy Director Reforminer, Komaidi, adding that other issues of infrastructure development BBG also come from the budget. “Development SPBG require large budgets,” he added.
In addition, he questioned the readiness of the application of this program in the near future. Because of the data held there were 16 new SPBG active in Indonesia and 8 of which are in Greater Jakarta.
The government also plans to divert public transportation, which previously used to fuel gas. In that regard, the government will provide a converter kit for free.
For private vehicles, private car owners to free the government to set the option to use non-subsidized fuel or switch to CNG. There are two options: Pertamax or CNG.