Successfully Manages Energy During Homecoming, Pertamina Ensures Return Flow Fuel Distribution is in Sufficient Condition

Jakarta, May 6, 2022 - President Director of Pertamina, Nicke Widyawati, directly monitors fuel (BBM) availability and distribution for the Eid al-Fitr homecoming return flow through the Pertamina Integrated Enterprise Data and Center Command (PIEDCC). Nicke ensures fuel availability and distribution are sufficient. 

Nicke visited PIEDCC at Pertamina's Grha Building, Central Jakarta, Friday (6/5/2022), accompanied by the Director of Logistics and Infrastructure of Pertamina, also the Head of Pertamina's Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr Task Force (Satgas Rafi), Mulyono. Tutuka Ariadji, Director General of Oil and Gas at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, was also present. Nicke and her entourage directly saw fuel availability and distribution data throughout Indonesia through the screen display at PIEDCC.

Nicke said PIEDCC manages data integratedly from upstream to downstream for 24 hours in real-time, for fuel, gas, to Avtur. The PIEDCC team also analyzes data into information, detects data, anomalies, tests data reliability, and compiles executive summaries and recommendations needed in the decision-making process. 

"We can see everything from here. So when we talked about supply and distribution readiness for the homecoming flow, what is visible on the surface is how we manage. Thus, along this homecoming route there are no queues or fuel shortages. But what we are doing is preparing it from upstream to downstream," explained Nicke.

Nicke said that Pertamina had successfully passed the LebaranIdul Fitri 2022 homecoming. Now Pertamina is ready to face the Lebaran homecoming return flow. It is estimated that the total number of travelers this year will reach 85 million travelers using various modes of transportation. Pertamina is on standby to anticipate a spike in fuel demand for the Eid return flow. 

"This is the key to success. This year we have a surge in the homecoming flow. The increase is up to 41%. So far, the highest is only 11%. Imagine if we still manage it manually. We cannot increase stock even at several petrol stations passed by back and forth. If we do not plan in detail from upstream to downstream, we cannot fulfill this," said Nicke.

Nicke said the demand for fuel experienced a very significant increase, around 43-58 percent, which occurred on the Trans Java Toll Road, the Pantura Line (non-toll), and the South Java Line (non-toll) at the peak of the homecoming flow. It is estimated that the same conditions occur during the return flow. 

"In general, fuel stock and distribution are currently sufficient and running smoothly. Pertamina guarantees that all fuel services, especially Solar, Pertalite, Pertamax, and Avtur, are in normal conditions," stated Nicke.

Nicke conveyed that there was no fuel shortage during the 2022 Eid Al-Fitr homecoming. This is because Pertamina optimizes all infrastructure in an integrated manner from upstream to downstream, starting from production and refinery operations, ship transportation, and distribution to petrol stations.

"There is no shortage. Everything can be fulfilled. We monitor everything, such as trains, planes, and logistics vehicles. Thankfully we can fulfill everything," said Nicke.

Nicke added that the increase in sales also occurred in Avtur, where the highest increase occurred during the peak of the homecoming flow on April 28, 2022, which reached +33%. The return flow peak is estimated to occur from 6-8 May 2022, with an increase prediction in Avtur sales of +24% compared to the average. 

Pertamina also took advantage of the minimal road conditions momentum for travelers to build up petrol stations' stock and avoid fuel tank cars getting stuck in traffic jams. "We are also synergizing with the local police to escort tanker trucks when conditions are jammed or require contraflow," said Nicke.

Nicke added that Pertamina also continues to monitor 7,200 petrol stations on the main route for homecoming routes, tourist routes, and routes that are prone to disasters. In total, there are around 1,452 petrol stations that are closely monitored based on these three criteria.

"We have secured the stock properly, then, we added it with pocket petrol stations. Therefore, we have tank trucks ready. So when there is an increase in demand, we can add it," explained Nicke. 

For rest areas with no petrol stations, Pertashop installations, standby tank cars procurement, and fuel delivery services with motorists are carried out. "This is very helpful because these motorbikes are allowed to enter the toll road because they are guarded by the police," said Nicke. 

Meanwhile, Director General of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Tutuka Ariadji, appreciated Pertamina's efforts in ensuring fuel availability and distribution for the community. This success cannot be separated from both Pertamina's management and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, who carried out direct field visits during Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr, as well as monitoring through PIEDCC.

"We greatly appreciate Pertamina assisting the government in distributing energy so that yesterday's homecoming flow was smooth, comfortable, and did not encounter shortages, even though we saw queues because it was a big spike," said Tutuka.**

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