Batam – Until now, Indonesia has not had a national reserve of fuel oil. Whereas in the Oil and Gas Law No. 22 of 2001 Article 46 paragraph (3) has known reserves of National Fuel. Currently in Indonesia is operational reserve reserve which is solely owned by business entities, namely PT. Pertamina (Persero) varying from 18 to 23 days.
Related to the importance of this national fuel reserves, the Head of Regulatory Agency for Upstream Oil and Gas (BPH Migas) Andy Noorsaman Sommeng said it has coordinated with relevant parties.
“We have coordinated, either by the Minister of Energy and Mineral previous or present. We also always convey to the Minister that Indonesia needs to have a back buffer, both for oil and gas because we have a dependency on fuel and LPG are also quite high. If we see in many other countries reserves of fuel should be provided by the state, whether through the government budget or partisifasi of national private enterprises, “said Andy Coordination Meeting in National Fuel Supply Reserves, Thursday (10/09/2015) at Batam.
Meanwhile, Member of Commission VII of the House of Representatives Inas Nasrullah Zubir revealed Law Number 22 of 2001 in Article 46 was clear but less obvious. Why are less obvious? In Article 46 it is said that the task of the Governing Body is the setting and the determination of the availability of fuel oil and national petroleum reserves.
“It’s obvious but it is not clear. I think the reserves of crude oil reserves are large enough for at least 30 days must be held by BPH Migas,” said Inas.
Recognized Inas, discourse is now a bit crowded in the parliament there is SKK Migas and BPH Migas. Most wanted two institutions were dissolved, but he delivered in Parliament because in many countries such as America, Japan, China is no one in the downstream regulatory bodies or entities who actually think about and manage activities in the downstream.
“One is to provide the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). I have a brain tweaking in the House, where there is a body that helps us to legislation. I say please reserve national fuel was changed to reserve strategic national crude oil was regulated in BPH Migas so BPH Migas has a duty to accommodate.
“I have conveyed to Mr. Dwi and Minister then prepare the tanks empty and fill out this responsibility to BPH Migas. So now there is the oil of the PSC who can not be accommodated Pertamina leave to BPH Migas to save, “added Inas.