“In order to stabilize the national economy, the Government decided that the price of diesel oil fuel and Kerosene subsidy, as of March 1, 2015 at 00:00 pm, otherwise fixed. As for Premium Gasoline RON 88 in the Outer assignment-Madura-Bali previously Rp. 6,600 /liter rose to Rp. 6.800 /liter”, said Head of Public Communication, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Abdurrahman Saleh in its press release on Saturday (02/28/2015).
1. Kerosene: Rp. 2,500 /liter (including VAT)
2. Diesel oil: Rp. 6.400 /liter (including VAT and PBBKB)
3. Premium Gasoline RON 88: Rp. 6,800 /liter (including VAT and PBBKB)
Added Saleh, the decision was taken in consideration several aspects, among others, to maintain the socio-economic stability price management and logistics (along the price difference is not significant), world oil prices are still fluctuating, price volatility related conflict in the oil market participants to address the conflict in Libya and still higher production of shale oil in America and still sluggish global economic conditions.
In addition, the average price of diesel oil market index (MOPS gasoil) throughout the month of February increased in the range of $ 62-74 per barrel, while MOPS Premium increase in the range of $55-70 per barrel.
“The increase in MOPS through February is actually quite significant. However, the government did not raise the price of diesel and just raise the retail price of petrol Premium RON 88 in the areas of deployment Outer Java-Madura-Bali Rp. 200 /liter to maintain economic stability and considering the price seleisih throughout the month of February”, he said.
To maintain public accountability, government auditors and the Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia is involved. The audit covers the realization of the volume distribution of certain types of fuel, special assignments, the amount of the basic price, the cost of the assignment at a predetermined period, the amount of subsidy, to use the difference-more than the retail price.