Sunday 17 December 2023

During the Christmas holidays, use a private car, take note of this important service to overcome running out of fuel in the middle of the road


Traveling by private car on days of religious celebrations and New Year, such as currently, the Christmas and New Year Holidays or Christmas Holidays has consequences. This means ensuring that the vehicle’s fuel remains available so that the journey does not become interrupted or experience problems.

On the one hand, traffic jams can potentially stop car activities. The engine is idling but fuel is still being consumed. As a result, a fully filled fuel tank can be empty. On the other hand, the availability of Public Fuel Filling Stations (SPKLU) may not be close to the vehicle’s current position. So it is quite difficult for users to refill.

Quoted from the Antara news agency, don’t worry if you experience a condition like that. PT Pertamina Patra Niaga has once again activated the Christmas 2023 and New Year 2024 Task Force Team or Nataru Task Force, to ensure that the community’s energy needs and distribution are met.

“The Pertamina Patra Niaga Task Force Team is active from 15 December to 7 January 2024, being the backbone of smooth energy distribution and will make extra efforts to ensure that all of the community’s fuel, LPG and Avtur needs are met properly,” explained Harsono Budi Santoso, Director of Planning and PT Pertamina Patra Niaga Business Development in Jakarta, Saturday (16/12/2023).

Pertamina Patra Niaga Task Force Team. (Pertamina Patra Niaga) Pertamina Patra Niaga has alerted 115 BBM Terminals, 30 LPG Terminals, more than 7,400 SPBUs, 667 SPBEs, 4,972 LPG Agents, and 71 DPPUs. Additional energy services are also being prepared, including more than 1,500 Standby gas stations and 4,700 24-hour Standby LPG Outlets, 48 ​​Standby Pertamina Kiosks, 185 motorbikes, 202 standby tank cars, and 19 Standby Pertamina Houses.

Meanwhile additional services will be placed on main traffic routes, toll routes, routes prone to congestion or disasters, and tourist locations. In line with the mention of toll roads, fuel supply delivery officers will bring the required fuel by two-wheeled vehicles.

Well, delivering fuel using a motorbike or using a motorbike is the winner. Saving the condition of private car users’ gas tanks which are already draining, aka nearly empty.

On average, it is projected that there will be an increase in consumption of gasoline products by 4 percent. Household LPG, both 3 kg subsidized and non-subsidized, is estimated to increase by around 3 percent, and the need for Avtur is predicted to increase by 6 percent compared to the average distribution in October 2023.

Gasoline and diesel fuel, as in the previous trend, will experience a decline, the projection is around 3.6 percent, likewise industrial fuel is predicted to fall by up to 9 percent.

“To ensure the fulfillment of this projected increase in consumption, Pertamina Patra Niaga ensures terminal reliability, build up stock at gas stations and gas stations on the main route and alternative routes as well as pocket gas stations at several points. “Additional tank cars and crew and priority to shift tank cars to the main homecoming route,” stressed Harsono Budi Santoso.

Currently, current stock availability for Diesel is 17 days, Pertalite is 19 days, all non-subsidized fuel is 38-76 days, LPG is 17 days, and Avtur is 26 days.

Meanwhile, among all distribution institutions, both gas stations and LPG agents, stocks have also been increased by 2-3 days from normal to anticipate an increase in public consumption.

Thus, travelers who use private cars need to worry about fuel availability. Please drive safely and comfortably, and prepare important numbers to contact the Pertamina depot if you experience traffic jams or low fuel conditions.

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