Expanded B20 Mandatory Program Has Reduced 20 Percent Diesel Fuel Import
PT Pertamina (Persero) revealed that the implementation of expanded B20 mandatory program has decreased fuel import volume.
PT Pertamina (Persero) revealed that the implementation of expanded B20 mandatory program has decreased fuel import volume. In two month period of the implementation, export volume has decreased by about 20 percent. “It has decreased 20 percent in two months, because the bio content needed in B20 is 20 percent,” Presiden Director of PT Pertamina (Persero) Nicke Widyawati in Bontang, East Kalimantan as reported by Liputan 6. She felt delighted with this temporary result, particularly because of significant increase in crude palm oil (CPO) added value in global market. “The expanded B20 mandatory program helped us boost CPO export. This is important since CPO is the second largest contributor to country’s income. It increased CPO price in global market. It would be good to help the country if import decrease is converted to CPO revenue,” Nicke said. The expanded B20 mandatory program was introduced on 1 September 2018. The program make it mandatory to use B20 in both Public Service Obligation (PSO) and non-PSO. Since then, all sectors has used B20, fuel which is a blend of 20 percent by volume biodiesel with 80 percent by volume petroleum diesel. ***