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BPH Migas Head Identifies Issues in Fuel Distribution, Calls for Immediate Action

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BPH Migas Head Identifies Issues in Fuel Distribution, Calls for Immediate Action
Head of BPH Migas conducts surveillance at one of the gas stations in Sorong Regency, Papua Barat Daya.

Jakarta, Timerilis.com – The Head of the Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas) uncovered several issues in the distribution of Fuel Oil (BBM) during an inspection in Sorong Regency, Southwest Papua.

The BPH Migas team conducted thorough checks on CCTV systems, gas station dispensers, and fuel storage tanks. They also spoke directly with gas station supervisors to gauge the on-ground situation and urged businesses to take corrective actions.

Erika, the BPH Migas Head, noted concerns during her visit to a Sorong gas station on Thursday (11/23/2023). “We found that gas station supervisors are cautious in distributing subsidized fuel. However, there’s a clear gap in understanding proper administrative processes, like monthly reporting of recommendation letters, which isn’t being done,” she said.

The inspection revealed several areas needing improvement. Notably, many gas stations lacked proper CCTV monitoring setups, relying instead on mobile phones to view recordings. “We’ve advised installing TV monitors for better CCTV oversight. Also, the current two-week storage period for recordings falls short of the one-month minimum required by regulations,” Erika added.

She emphasized the need for Pertamina to intensify the socialization of facility and administrative requirements.

Iwan Prasteya Adhi, a BPH Migas Committee Member, stressed the importance of gas stations serving the public effectively, especially in the distribution of subsidized fuel. “Proper facilities like CCTV are crucial for oversight,” he said.

Iwan also highlighted the inadequate management of recommendation letters, calling for improved administrative governance at gas stations.

Responding to these findings, Nuriva Joko Wibowo, Sales Branch Manager of PT Pertamina Patra Niaga West Papua, committed to addressing the issues. “We will equip gas stations with CCTV TV monitors, extend recording storage, and ensure orderly management of recommendation letters. These improvements will be implemented promptly,” he assured.