REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, DUMAI - Dumai city Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner, Ristiawan Bulkaini, said that only farmers and fishermen would be allowed to buy subsidized fuel oil using jerrycan. Public will no longer be unable to purchase fuel by filling jerrycan at public gas stations.
Bulkaini made the statement on Saturday, during a coordination meeting regarding the impact of the fuel price hike on gasoline distribution to the public. The meeting was held with a number of fuel related parties, including the city`s Department of Industry and Trade and Dumai`s regional legislative council commission II officials.
He emphasized that participants in the coordination meeting discussed the fate of many retail fuel dealers who are now prohibited from purchasing subsidized fuel using jerrycan. This prohibition was issued by the Governor of Riau, HM Rusli Zainal, who had ordered that the public will no longer be unable to purchase fuel by filling jerrycan at public gas stations.
Meanwhile, Dumai`s regional legislative council Commission II member Amris, expects to adopt policies and appropriate solutions for retail fuel dealers. Some fuel dealers, he said, had expressed their concerns on the ban. In responding to this suggestion, Bulkaini is still considering the ban on purchase of fuel by using jerrycan.