Pertamina and Telkom Agree to Implement Digital Gas Station Management System
Jakarta - Pertamina and Telkom Indonesia have agreed to cooperate on the development of a digital system for the state energy company's 5,518 gas stations across the archipelago.
Mas'ud Khamid, director of retail marketing at Pertamina, and Dian Rachmawan, director of enterprise and business at Telkom, signed the agreement in Jakarta on Friday (31/08), as reported by jakartaglobe.id.
State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno, Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arcandra Tahar, BPH Migas head M. Fanshurullah Asa, Pertamina president director Nicke Widyawati and Telkom president director Alex Sinaga were also in attendance.
Minister Rini said the agreement will establish transparency and data accuracy of fuel supplies and consumption at gas stations, while also increasing management efficiency.
"We want to digitize the petrol stations to better serve our consumers. Keeping track of supplies and payments will also be faster and more precise. Digitizing the petrol stations will also help to prevent fraud in the distribution chain," Rini said.
The agreement forms part of Pertamina's efforts to support the government's National Non-Cash Movement (GNNT), which promotes a cashless society.
"Through more than 5,000 gas stations spread throughout Indonesia, Pertamina realizes the customer demands fast and precise service. Through the digital system, we expect supervision of the stock and distribution of fuel to be more effective," Mas'ud said.
Telkom agreed to provide digital infrastructure, a data center and connectivity at the more than 5,000 gas stations in Indonesia, and maintenance during the term of the agreement.
Pertamina and Telkom also agreed to develop a fuel distribution platform to monitor supplies in storage tanks. The project is slated for completion by the first quarter of 2019, at the latest.