Jakarta – Starting January 1, 2024, the government ensures that it will use a new system in the distribution of 3-kg LPG canisters. Several preparations continue to be made starting from socialisation and ensuring the readiness of supporting infrastructure.
The government has conducted a gradual registration or data collection of consumers starting March 1, 2023. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) through the Directorate General of Oil and Gas conducted monitoring and evaluation to the field, including to 3-kg LPG bases in Cirebon, West Java.
Oil and gas fuel subsidy coordinator, Christina Meiwati Sinaga said, according to the results of visits to eight 3-kg LPG bases in Cirebon City, in general the implementation of online data collection by bases has been running quite well. Some bases admitted that they were still in the learning stage of using this system. Another finding is that there are bases that have not successfully registered due to email constraints.
“There are also bases that input data that does not match the logbook that is filled in manually,” Sinaga said in a written release, adding that input from agents show that some bases had not successfully registered for various reasons, such as lack of email addresses. Likewise, monitoring and evaluation will not only be carried out in areas that have been supported by good telecommunications technology, but also in underdeveloped areas, which will be carried out starting June 2023.
“We plan to send a letter to PT Telkom to solve the signal problem and even if it is not solved yet, we have coordinated with Pertamina that the data collection will be done by the base manually using a logbook. At the end of each month the agent will help enter the data into the system. So the consumer data is still entered into the system, just a little delayed,” Sinaga said.
The implementation of the purchase of 3-kg LPG can only be done by users who have been recorded in a web-based system and/or application, starting January 1, 2024.
Prior to the implementation of this data collection, the Government had conducted trials in five sub-districts in Tangerang, Semarang, Batam and Mataram. (Hartatik)