Fire at Indonesian oil refinery put out, no casualties reported

JAKARTA: Firefighters have put out a fire at an Indonesian oil refinery in East Kalimantan province on Saturday (May 25), with no casualties reported, an official said.

The fire broke out at about 4am local time at crude distillation unit IV of the Balikpapan refinery situated in Balikpapan town, which is operated by the Indonesian state-owned oil and gas firm PT Pertamina, according to Bayu Arafat, general manager of Pertamina international refinery for Balikpapan unit.

The fire was put out at 7.30am local time, the official said.

"Firefighters have successfully controlled the situation and now is the time for cooling," he said in a statement.

The incident did not disturb oil supply to consumers, according to the official. - Xinhua

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