JAKARTA, CILACAP.INFO – As a form of commitment in delivering energy to all corners of country, today (Wednesday, 07/15) PT Pertamina (Persero) officially launched first Pertashop on Sulawesi Island or first in area of Marketing Operation Region (MOR) VII. This Pertashop is located in Serei Village, West Likupang District, North Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi.
The inauguration was carried out directly by General Manager of Pertamina MOR VII, C.D. Sasongko, who was accompanied by Region Sales Retail Manager VII, Remigius Choerniadi, Region Manager Marine VII, Yada Prawira Ganta, Sales Area Manager for North Sulawesi and Gorontalo (Sulutgo), Fachrizal Imaduddin and Sales Branch Manager Rayon I Sulutgo, Parrama Ramadhan Amyjaya. Also present were West Likupang Sub-District Head, Swengly Takaingin and Serei Village Chief, Emma Marasi.
Sasongko explained that Pertashop is here to answer community need for fuel products (BBM), especially for those who are located far from Public Fuel Filling Station (SPBU). “Pertashop is Pertamina official distributor agency in areas that have not been covered by gas stations,” he explained.
This pertashop, continued Sasongko, was result of collaboration with Ministry of Home Affairs through Minister of Home Affairs Letter No. 117/3015 / SJ dated 28 April 2020 concerning Implementation of Pertashop Program in Village. “Pertamina and Ministry of Home Affairs are committed to providing Pertashop in 418 villages in first phase and a total of 2,300 villages in second stage which are spread throughout Indonesia,” he continued.
Pertashop, located in Serei Village, will be fully managed by BUMDes (Village-Owned Enterprises) with a capacity of 3,000 liters over an area of 200 square meters. “All this time, our community has relied on fulfillment of its fuel from nearest gas station, a distance of around 44 km,” said Head of Serai Village, Emma Marasi.
BBM products which are marketed at Pertashop are best quality BBM such as Pertamax and Dexlite. Although size is mini, but products it sells are classified as complete because Pertashop also provides Pertamina other superior products namely LPG Bright Gas and Pertamina lubricants. The prices of Pertamina products sold at Pertashop are also in accordance with applicable standards and conditions.
In near future in Pertamina MOR VII operational area, 44 Pertashop points will be rebuilt with details of 13 in South and Southeast Sulawesi Sales Area, 11 in Central and West Sulawesi Sales Area and 20 outlets in North Sulawesi and Gorontalo Sales Area. “It is hoped that public will more easily obtain a variety of quality Pertamina products at affordable prices and by paying attention to safety factors in their services,” concluded Sasongko.
There are three categories of Pertashop available based on area and distribution capacity per day, namely Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. For official information about Pertashop and its registration procedure, please contact Pertamina Call Center 135.