PT Pertamina (Persero) South Sumatra asked people not to panic about the availability of fuel oil (BBM). Pertamina guarantee enough stock of fuel, although oil production of pipe-Plaju Tempino stopped due to looting or theft.
“There’s no problem so stock enough for South Sumatra,” said Pertamina’s Marketing and Commercial Director Hanung Budya during the discussion with the media at the Hotel Grand Hyatt, Jakarta, Tuesday (07/30/2013).
According to Hanung, crude oil production (crude oil) from Tempino-Plaju only 12,000 barrels / day or 2,000 kiloliters (KL) crude oil refined per day. Of that number only 70% or 1,400 KL which can be fuel oil (BBM).
While the current stock of fuel remaining 4 million KL. Production of oil through pipelines Tempino-Plaju accidentally closed by Pertamina due to rampant theft of crude oil in the region.
“So 2,000 KL of crude oil produced, 70% is a fuel, or about 1,400 KL per day. Stock fuel we’re still 4 million KL. 1,400 KL less if need, there’s no problem. So enough stock,” he added.
Pertamina continues to check and re-look at the inventory and increase the amount of fuel consumption especially before Eid. However, if the fuel is not sufficient, it is ready to bring up to 200,000 barrels of fuel imports.
“We continue to check every day we have to keep a minimum stock. Cessation of operations actually no impact on fuel supplies in South Sumatra. Reduced if indeed we are probably going to import one cargo of 200,000 barrels and finished (are wrong),” Hanung said.