Fire at the Balikpapan refinery in Indonesia Pertamina


JAKARTA (Reuters) – A fire was extinguished on Thursday after it broke out in a refinery owned by Indonesian state oil company PT Pertamina in Balikpapan in East Kalimantan province, the company said in a statement.

The fire was extinguished after 3 hours and an investigation will be conducted on his case, the company official said Heppy Wulansari, adding that the refinery remained operational.

At the start of the day, Wulansari told Metro TV that one of the units in the 260,000-barrel Balikpapan plant had been shut down due to the fire. The plant supplies fuel to eastern Indonesia.

A spokeswoman for Pertamina told reporters that there were no victims.

(Reporting by Wilda Asmarini; Writing by Fransiska Nangoy; editing by Richard Pullin)

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