There are two kind of gasoline that sale in Indonesia.
First. Standard gasoline with octane level 87. We call it premium gasoline.
Second. Higher octane gasoline with octane level 94-98. We call it super or premix or another name. This is a gasoline for higher compresion ratio engine.
In the past some European cars must use super gasoline, but since 90's almost all of cars that sale in Indonesia can use premium gasoline.
Premium gasoline price currently is IDR 4,500 (Approx USD 0.41). Actually this is subsidized price. The highest price was IDR 6,000 at 2008 until early of 2009 when oil price was in the top.
Another gasoline price is higher, around IDR 6,600 - IDR 9,000.
Diesel fuel is IDR 4,200.
Premium gasoline is sale only in gas station that own by Indonesian oil company, Pertamina. Other gas station that owned by Shell, BP, or Petronas not allowed to sale IDR 4,500 premium gasoline. No wonder if you can see a contrast situation. Pertamina's gas station is always full of cars or motorbikes, and other gas station is empty. So, you can play rollerskate on that gas station until you bore.
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
Fuel price is a very sensitive thing in Indonesia. If government increase the price into IDR 11,000 (USD 1). People, mainly students will make protest in everywhere, and some politicians will say "This current government is never care to people !, ........ bla,...bla,...bla,.......... so, in next election you must vote for us, not them !". That's typically Indonesian politician. :D