There is no plan to increase fuel prices: finance minister

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said Thursday that the government had no plan to raise fuel prices as long as the assumptions in the 2010 State Budget remained unchanged.

Sri Mulyani said the assumptions included the crude oil price of US$75 per barrel, the exchange rate of Rp 9,500 (US$9) per US dollar, and the domestic fuel consumption of 36 million kiloliters.

"As long as those assumptions work well, fuel prices will not rise. I call on the people to remain calm and I will manage the state budget prudently," she said as quoted by