Fuel Price Increase is the Govt’s Last Option: Jokowi

At the press conference, the head of state was accompanied by Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Arifin Tasrif, and Minister of State Secretary Pratikno.

Minister Tasrif announced an increase in the price of subsidized fuel: Pertalite, from Rp7,650.00 per liter to Rp10,000 per liter; diesel, from Rp5,150.00 per liter to Rp6,800.00 per liter; and non-subsidized Pertamax, from Rp12,500.00 per liter to Rp14,500.00 per liter that is valid from Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 14:30 local time. “The state’s fund should be prioritized to provide subsidies to the underprivileged, and at this time, the government must make decisions in difficult situations,” Jokowi stated. He later noted that the government had taken every action to protect the people from fluctuations in the world oil prices.

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