Palembang, S Kalimantan (ANTARA) – The Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas) will safeguard that income is returned to a 6,600 Palembang’s gas network business who have overpaid.
Head of BPH Migas Fanshurullah Asa said in Palembang on Saturday that a manager of a Palembang City-owned gas network (jargas), PT Sarana Pembangunan Palembang Jaya (SP2J), had augmenting a tariffs imposed by BPH Migas from Jan 2019.
“It’s fine to lift a tariff, though it contingency initial be reported to BPH Migas. What SP2J has finished is in defilement of a rules; we have admonished them and need them to recompense customers,” he said.
BPH Migas as an establishment certified to umpire a oil and gas downstream sector. It will manage this routine as settled during a assembly with Mayor of Palembang Harnojoyo some time ago. Previously, a created minute was sent by BPH Migas associated to a cost travel of jargas (gas network), antiquated Mar 15, 2019, with Number 1821/07 / Ka BPH / 2019.
“SP2J has betrothed to immediately [return a money]. If there are business who have not [received it], greatfully news it to us (BPH Migas) regulating a central website of BPH Migas or around approach mail,” he said.
Regarding a mistakes finished by PT SP2J, according to Fanshurullah Asa, it can be forgiven since formed on an research it is famous to have been finished quite out of ignorance. The supervision of a association does not know that while environment a price, it contingency accept a capitulation of BPH Migas, deliberation that BPH Migas uses a certain regulation to establish a tariff.
However, he pronounced that a fact that PT SP2J was a usually association owned by a informal supervision (BUMD) that built a possess gas network to do business in sequence to supplement PAD was also value considering. In general, cities in Indonesia implement APBN supports for a construction of gas networks by surrendering their supervision to SOEs, such as PT Pertagas.
In a future, BPH Migas will serve inspire BUMD and a private zone to try a jargas business zone in suitability with a Presidential Regulation, since it has satisfied that if they usually rest on state bill funds, it will be formidable to grasp a equal placement of gas.
Meanwhile, PT Palembang Jaya Construction Facility (SP2J), Palembang City Government’s enterprise, which manages gas or jargas networks, had to revoke a tariffs starting Apr 1, 2019, according to a recommendations of a Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency.
PT SP2J contingency revoke a rate of category we jargas (gas network), that is Rp2,710 per cubic meter, from Rp.4,750, and Class II rates of Rp.4,750 per cubic scale from Rp7,125.
PT SP2J’s Operations Director Anthoni Rais pronounced a association was forced to lift a tariffs since a cost of gas purchased from Pertamina was Rp.4,700 per cubic meter, while gas was sole to a village during Rp2,710 per cubic meter.
The basement for augmenting a tariff was to follow a lead of other regions, such as Prabumulih, Ogan Ilir and others, that have already lifted their rates.
“Prabumulih has already performed a cost integrity from BPH Migas, and we wish BPH Migas will immediately set a new cost for Palembang,” he said.