TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: PT Pertamina has acknowledged that there is a scarcity of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in several regions in Indonesia.
Toharso, Pertamina’s spokesperson, said that the shortage of LPG supplies was because Processing Refinery Unit V in Balikpapan was carrying out annual scheduled maintenance (turn around).
According to Toharso, in order to recover from the LPG shortages that have occurred during the last few days, there will be increased procurement starting today (28/3) in Jakarta and the surrounding areas to 1,500 metric tons of gas each day from the normal 1,100 metric tons per day.
“Until the condition is normal,” he said today.
As regards meeting the demand in Bandung, he said, 350 metric tons per day would be procured, rather than the normal 280 metric tons per day until the condition recovers.
“For other regions, the amount (LPG) to be procured is normal,” said Toharso.