Oil Spilled in Balikpapan Bay, Arcandra Asks Pertamina to Keep Security

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, April 06 2018 - 21:00 IWST

Wakil Menteri Energi Dan Sumber Daya Mineral, Arcandra Tahar
Wakil Menteri Energi Dan Sumber Daya Mineral, Arcandra Tahar

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) asked PT. Pertamina (Persero) to maintain security (safety) related to the occurrence of an oil spill in Balikpapan Bay.
"We ask for emergency response program Pertamina is running," said Arcandra when met by media crews at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Jakarta, Thursday (5/4/2018).
The handling of oil spills should be calmly resolved to the prevailing security standards in the oil and gas sector. "It's an accident in the oil and gas management that exists, the risk should not be panic," added Arcandra.
Arcandra believes that Pertamina is solving the problem quickly and accurately. "Because the standard already exists, how Pertamina discipline handles it, I am sure they are now trying their best to clean up," he explained.
Regarding sanctions, Arcandra has not been able to decide because the incident is still under investigation of the authorities.
As known, on Wednesday (4/4/2018) there was an oil spill in Balikpapan Bay. The spill is thought to have originated from a leak into the Balikpapan refinery belonging to Pertamina Refinery Unit V Balikpapan that broke from the direction of the waters of Lawe-lawe Penajam Paser Utara.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Launch of OKINO C100, tiny vape with O-Tape Coil technology. (Photo: OKINO Public Relations)

Kamis, 29 September 2022 - 15:38 WIB

OKINO C100, Tiny Vape With O-Tape Coil Technology

The consumption of e-cigarettes in Indonesia continues to increase. The Indonesian Personal Vaporizer Association (APVI) estimates that there are currently 2.2 million e-cigarette (vape) users.…

EH Free Swinging Hinges

Kamis, 29 September 2022 - 12:00 WIB

Southco Introduces Free-Swinging Hinges in New Materials to Meet Demanding, Heavy-Duty Applications

Southco Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Southco Inc., a leading global provider of engineered access solutions such as locks, latches, captive fasteners, electronic access solutions and hinges/ positioning…

President Jokowi distributes direct cash assistance in South Buton regency, Southeast Sulawesi province, Tuesday (09/27). (Photo by: BPMI Presidential Secretariat/Laily Rachev)

Rabu, 28 September 2022 - 21:50 WIB

President Jokowi Distributes Assistances in South Buton

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Tuesday (09/27) distributed direct cash assistance (BLT) for fuel for beneficiaries of Family Hope Program (PKH) at Batauga post office, South Buton regency,…

President Jokowi at the inspection at PT Wika Bitumen, Buton regency, Southeast Sulawesi province, Tuesday (09/27). (Photo by: BPMI Presidential Secretariat/Laily Rachev)

Rabu, 28 September 2022 - 19:00 WIB

President Jokowi Pushes for Revival of Asphalt Producing Industries in Buton

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Tuesday (09/27) expressed hope to Buton regency, Southeast Sulawesi province to maximize its potential so it can re-emerge as an asphalt-manufacturing industrial…

KRAIBURG TPE presents THERMOLAST® R

Rabu, 28 September 2022 - 17:00 WIB

KRAIBURG TPE to campaign in Düsseldorf: The focus is on sustainable products and discussion

To ensure that customers of KRAIBURG TPE always achieve the best result, individual materials solutions are developed for many requested applications. The result: Right in time for the 2022…