Supporting National Strategic Projects, Pertamina Builds Fuel Storage in the Patimban Port Area

Jakarta, December 21, 2020 – To support energy accessibility for the National Strategic Project, Patimban Port, which was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, on Sunday (20/12), PT Pertamina (Persero) is preparing to build Fuel (BBM) Storage in the Patimban Port Area.

At the inauguration ceremony, the Indonesian Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, explained that Pertamina had played a role in meeting the energy needs of Patimban Port and its surroundings by building fuel storage.

"Pertamina will build energy support for Patimban Port and its surroundings. Patimban Port, which will be conditioned by toll roads and railways, is expected to increase the potential for developing ten industrial areas along the northern corridor of Java. So that the economy will increase and provide many benefits to the community," said Budi Karya Sumadi in front of President Joko Widodo.

Explaining further, President Director of Pertamina, Nicke Widyawati, said that to achieve national energy security, Pertamina continues to ensure that energy accessibility can be carried out well throughout Indonesia, from urban areas to the outermost, frontier, and disadvantaged areas (3T). It includes supporting energy accessibility for the Patimban Port National Strategic Project.

"The construction of this fuel storage will provide convenience to support all activities of vehicles, ships, and operating facilities in Patimban Port, which have started operating. Through the calculations we have done, this fuel storage will also be much more effective in providing services, complementing existing facilities. In the long term, this is a good investment for Pertamina and all of its customers," explained Nicke Widyawati.

According to Nicke, the development of fuel storage is strategic because Pertamina, as a state-owned company, creates a state presence to serve port operations' needs. This fuel storage will also provide closer and easier accessibility to direct services at Patimban Port. Currently, the area around Patimban Port is getting fuel distribution through storage in Tanjung Priok and Balongan, which are relatively further away.

"In addition to providing energy support and ensuring maximum service at Patimban Port can maintain national energy security. We hope that the movement of activities in Patimban Port and its surroundings will also increase national economic growth," concluded Nicke.**

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