Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pertamina admits its pipeline is source of East Kalimantan oil spill

Indonesia’s Pertamina has admitted that one of its pipelines is the source of the oil spill in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.
By Staff reporter 5 April 2018 0 30312

Indonesia’s Pertamina has admitted that one of its pipelines carrying crude oil is the source of the oil spill in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, according to The Straits Times.

The firm previously denied involvement in the incident, claiming the spill was marine fuel oil from ships.

Pertamina said the pipeline had been dragged 120 metres from its location, causing it to break, but the exact cause of the spill is still under investigation.

The spill has affected 7,000 hectares of Balikpapan Bay and...