When The Bad Weather Caused The Price Of Pertalite To Increase In Sorong To IDR 50 Thousand Per Liter
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SORONG - The retail price of Pertalite type fuel oil in the city of Sorong, West Papua Province has reached IDR 50.000 per liter.

The increase in fuel prices by retailers on the streets of the city of Sorong is due to the scarcity at gas stations since Friday, November 5.

The price of pertalite at retailers was originally IDR 30.000 and continued to move up to IDR 50.000/liter on Saturday afternoon, November 6.

Hamid Amaro, a fuel retailer on Jalan Malanu, Sorong city, said that this was an opportunity to make more profit because there were queues at all gas stations in Sorong city and many people who did not want to queue at gas stations chose to buy retail.

He admitted that he had received pertalite from the gas station since morning and also joined the queue at noon with other people. So the opportunity to sell by raising the price for more profit.

Unit Manager Communication, Relations and CSR Papua Maluku Regional PT Pertamina Sub Holding Commercial Trading, Edi Mangun when confirmed said that the stock of fuel at gas stations in Sorong city had returned to normal serving the community.

He explained that the fuel shortage in Sorong on Friday, November 5 was due to the rotation of Pertamina's fuel tankers for Papua, West Papua, Maluku due to bad weather.

According to him, the movement of ships from one point to another is constrained by weather, causing delays in distribution. Therefore, the team at the refueling terminal takes stock control.

Yesterday afternoon, officers at the Jayapura, Wayame and Sorong fuel filling terminals as well as other depots coordinated so that the situation of scarcity that occurred could return to normal.

"We apologize for the scarcity of fuel in the Sorong area," he said

Edi added that the authority to take action and legal process for the perpetrators during the BBM month is the authority of the Police and other law enforcers in accordance with the Oil and Gas Law.


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