Indonesia's Pertamina extinguishes fire at Cilacap refinery, supplies unaffected

Author: Nurluqman Suratman


SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia's state energy firm Pertamina on Sunday said that it has extinguished the fire that broke out in a storage tank area at its refinery in Cilacap, and that supplies were not impacted.

The fire broke out late on Friday in tank area 39, the company said in a statement. There were no injuries reported.

"This incident from the start had no impact on refinery operations or distribution of fuel and LPG. Everything is safe," said Djoko Priyono, the president director of Pertamina International Refinery.

The fire "did not cause any problems for consumers, both the general public and consumers from the petrochemical industry," he added.

The 348,000 bbl/day Cilacap refinery is one of Pertamina's six refineries in Indonesia.

The company suffered a fire incident at its 125,000 bbl/day refinery in Balongan in March this year.