Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Ensures Electricity, LPG, Fuel Supplies during Eid, Reverse Flow
Date 27 Juni 2017
As of 26 June 2017 or one day after Idul Fitri 1438 H, the supplies of fuel, LPG, and electricity are reported to be in safe condition. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) revealed that until now the ESDM sector continues to monitor and be vigilant. Officers of National Coordinating Post of the Ministry as well as teams on the ground always take turns to perform monitoring.
“In general, for the oil and gas sectors both the provision of fuel and LPG and its distribution is safe during the reverse flow. The same goes to electricity. As for geological disaster, the officers perform continuous monitoring for mountains with Level 4 (CAUTION). We also continue to convey warning to residents/visitors, particularly the mountains which become a favorite destination,” Head of Communications, Public Information and Cooperation Services Bureau, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Sujatmiko said on Tuesday (27/6).
The followings are update regarding anticipation of fuel distribution as of 26 June 2017 (H + 1):
1) 50 kiosks of Pertamax in the Marketing Operation Region (MOR) III and IV and PT. AKR Corporindo Tbk. operates 3 kiosks of AKRA 92 in Central Java and East Java area.
2) 10 Pertamax rest area are still operated as planned.
3) 83 units of Pertamax Motor are ready to operate.
4) The Brebes-Semarang Emergency Toll has been in operation and since H-3 has been operated for 24 hours, it is still open and closed as per the situation of traffic on the national road.
Overall, the fuel and LPG supplies are adequate and the distribution of national fuel runs smoothly. All supplies of fuel types, be it Premium, Solar, Pertalite, Kerosene, Pertamax, Pertamax Turbo, Pertamina Dex, LPG, or Avtur are adequate for in average above 20 days. “Normally, after silaturahmi (gathering), tourist destinations are packed with tourists. We focus on these points and the supplies are in safe condition. Similarly, we secure supplies for reverse flow,” Sujatmiko explained.
In addition, there was a significant increase in the realization of fuel distribution from H-16 to H+1, that is, on H-9 with an increase of 64 percent compared to that of in 2016 in the same period. Meanwhile, the realization of fuel distribution 2017 on day 17 (H+1), there was a decrease of 4 percent compared to that of the previous year.
In the electricity subsector, the national daytime peak load is mostly in normal condition. Electrical system of normal condition in 21 regions (adequate reserve) and 2 areas in caution condition (reserve is smaller than the largest power plant) namley: Sorong + Papua Isolated and Jayapura. Overall, the national supply is 23,605.75MW with a peak load of 18,007.41MW resulting in an operating reserve of 5,377.51MW. “As of H+1 Idul Fitri 1438 H, in general, energy supply is safe. We are now preparing the security of energy supply for the period of reverse flow of Idul Fitri so that people who are in touch with their relatives and want to return to their respective residences are always able to move smoothly and safely,” Sujatmiko explained.
Related to geological disaster, Sujatmiko explained that monitoring is carried out continuously to Mount Sinabung with level of activity of Level IV (Caution). There were 2 eruptions on 26 June 2017 from 12.00 to 18.00 Western Indonesian Time.
It is suggested that the public and visitors not engage in activities within a 3-km radius of the mountain top, a distance of 7 km for the south-southeast sector, a distance of 6 km for the southeast-east sector, and a distance of 4 km to the north-eastern sector of Mount Sinabung.
Communities located and living near the rivers are suggested to stay alert to the potential of lava dangers.
As for seismicity, based on a report from the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), there has been an earthquake with a magnitude of 5 on the Richter Scale (SR) on 26 June 2017 at 20:12:54 Western Indonesian Time, location 9.75 South Latitude, 124.62 East Longitude (22 km northeast of South Timor Tengah of East Nusa Tenggara), a depth of 10 Km. (Bureau of Communications, Public Information and Cooperation Services of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources/EN) (MUR/YM/Naster).