OREANDA-NEWS. June 4, 2012. President Director of PT Pertamina (Persero) Karen Agustiawan visited the fuel stations that have been implementing subsidized fuel monitoring through Point of Sales (POS) system at Banjarmasin city, South Kalimantan.

She visited the fuel stations (SPBU) 64.701.07 Lingkar Selatan, SPBU 64.701.04 Jl. Sudirman, SPBU COCO 61.706.01 Jl. A. Yani KM 7.9, and SPBU 64.706.02 Jl. A. Yani KM14.

POS is the system that will record all fuel transactions made at fuel stations, be it the identity of the vehicles and the customers, as well as record accurately the volume purchase by each customer, time of purchase, SPBU locations, and normalcy of the purchase. The data and purchase volume will be used as the benchmark for subsidized fuel monitoring.

"SPBU POS is the commitment of Pertamina to support the government program. Every vehicle that refuel at the POS-equipped SPBUs will be recorded along with the volume of subsidized fuel they purchase. As such, the monitoring of subsidized fuel consumption will be more documented," Karen Agustiawan said during her visit to SPBU POS.

Currently there are around 25 POS-equipped SPBUs that are ready for operation in South Kalimantan. Meanwhile for entire Kalimantan area, there are around 110 SPBUs used as monitoring points to record the subsidized fuel purchase by every vehicle.

Pertamina continues to put in effort to support subsidized fuel monitoring program nationally. Beside Banjarmasin, the monitoring is also done in Pontianak, Balikpapan, and Palangkaraya. The observation visit in Palangkaraya was attended in person by Director of Marketing and Trading of Pertamina Hanung Budya Yuktyanta.