Bali, whose residents are predominantly Hindu, saved up to 3,000 kiloliters of subsidized fuels at Nyepi, the Hindu Day of Silence, on Friday.
The resort island consumes an average of 2,300 kiloliters of premium fuel and 7,000 kiloliters of diesel fuel a day on normal days.
State-run oil and gas company Pertamina stopped the distribution of aviation fuel as there was no activity at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport during Nyepi.
“While the government is thinking about [how to reduce the use of subsidized fuel] Bali residents have been able to cut down on the use of subsidized fuel on their own. I am sure the consumption of electricity was also less that day,” Pertamina Bali-West Nusa Tenggara area sales manager Lin Febrian said in Denpasar, Bali.
“Only Bali can save up to those figures,” Lin added as quoted by kompas.com on Sunday.
Lin estimated that Bali had also reduced the use of subsidized fuel by 20 percent on Saturday as many residents had not resumed their normal activities.
The Hindu Day of Silence is a day of silence, fasting and meditation.
Source: The Jakarta Post
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