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Fire Breaks Out at Pertamina's Balikpapan Refinery

Reuters, August 16, 2019
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A fire was extinguished on Thursday after breaking out at a refinery owned by Indonesian state oil and gas company PT Pertamina in Balikpapan in East Kalimantan province,  the company said in a statement. The fire was put out after 3 hours and an investigation will be carried out into its cause, company official Heppy Wulansari said, adding that the refinery remained operational.

Earlier in the day, Wulansari told Metro TV that one of the units at the 260,000 barrel per day capacity Balikpapan plant had been shut due to the fire. The plant supplies fuel to eastern Indonesia.

A Pertamina spokeswoman told reporters there had been no casualties.


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

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