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Fire at Balongan oil refinery

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Indonesia’s state oil company Pertamina is trying to control a fire at its Balongan oil refinery in West Java.

At the time of writing, the company had confirmed that five people had been injured and around 950 people had been evacuated due to the incident.

The cause of the incident is currently unknown.

While Pertamina confirmed that it was shutting down the refinery, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Nicke Widyawati told a news conference that the fire had not damaged the refinery’s processing capabilities. It is hoped that operations could return to normal in the next five days.

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