Pertamina Won't Change Fuel Prices: Official

Ade Hapsari Lestarini    •    05 September 2018 20:04 WIB
Energy (en)
Pertamina Won't Change Fuel Prices: Official
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Jakarta: Pertamina Vice President Corporate Communication Adiatma Sardjito has confirmed the state oil and gas giant will keep its fuel prices.

"We will maintain the current prices. We haven't planned any price adjustments," he said in a written statement on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

"Pertamina will follow all government regulations. We have to report any price adjustments beforehand," he added.

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