JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s state oil firm Pertamina mentioned on Monday that it was attempting to manage an enormous hearth at its Balongan oil refinery in West Java and that 5 folks had been injured and about 950 folks evacuated due to the blaze.
Pertamina mentioned in an announcement the trigger was not but clear however that the hearth on the refinery, which might course of 125,000 barrels per day of oil into gas, came about throughout heavy rain and lightning.
An organization spokesman mentioned 5 residents had been being handled in hospital. The state oil agency mentioned that it was shutting down the refinery and conducting “oil stream management” to stop any additional unfold.
Reporting by Jakarta Bureau; Writing by Ed Davies; Enhancing by Christian Schmollinger