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Premium consumption to increase by 33 percent during Idul Fitri

State-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina predicts that the consumption of subsidized premium fuel will increase by 33 percent as a result of the homebound traffic for the Idul Fitri holiday which will peak on Aug.3.

Pertamina president director Karen Agustiawan said in a statement in Jakarta, on Sunday, that the company was ready to secure the supply of fuel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) during Idul Fitri.

According to her, the consumption of premium for this year’s Idul Fitri will peak five days before the holiday, or next Saturday.

“On that day, we predict that premium consumption will amount to 107,277 kiloliters, or up by 33 percent from the average consumption of 80,926 kiloliters per day,” Karen said as quoted by Antara news agency.

Meanwhile premium consumption for the return journey, which will peak four days after Idul Fitri, on Aug.13, will amount to 105,502 kiloliters, up by 30 percent from the average daily consumption.

Karen said that during Idul Fitri the consumption of Aviation Turbine Fuel (avtur) consumption would be up by 8.6 percent from 10,619 kiloliters to 11,536 kiloliters daily.

LPG consumption is expected to increase by 6.6 percent to 18,781 kiloliters from 17,612 per day. Meanwhile, the consumption of diesel fuel is predicted to decline by 4.9 percent from 40,626 kiloliters to 38,628 kiloliters daily. (ebf)

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