Depot fire extinguished in Indonesia
Indonesia's state oil and gas company, PT Pertamina, said on Monday a fire that broke out at a key oil storage depot in north Jakarta on Sunday evening had been extinguished.
The state energy group reiterated that supplies would not be affected following the fire at the Plumpang oil depot, which supplies diesel and gasoline to the capital Jakarta and to West Java, Reuters reports.
"Our fuel stock is enough, for now we do not need additional imports," said Iin Arifin, Pertamina's vice president director.
Arifin said the fire was put out around 6.30 am Monday morning, and that Pertamina had set up an investigation team to determine the cause of the fire.
The fire consumed some 1,300 kilolitres of gasoline stored in a 5,000-KL tank, said Tubagus Haryono, head of the downstream oil and gas regulator.
On Sunday night, Toharso, Pertamina's corporate secretary, said that Pertamina expected be able to meet supplies to Jakarta and West Java from another depot.
Widodo Adi Sutjipto, Co-ordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, said there had been no indication of sabotage.
According to Pertamina's website, the Plumpang depot's capacity is 30,000 kilolitres of gasoline, 15,000 KL of kerosene, and 34,500 KL of diesel.
Police last year uncovered a plot to blow up the Plumpang oil depot, and detained five men who they said were members of the regional militant group, Jemaah Islamiah.
Pertamina was publicly reprimanded by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono earlier this month following widespread complaints about fuel shortages in the capital.