JAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) – An explosion at a Pertamina PT refinery in western Indonesia injured 9 people, according to the state energy company on Sunday. This is an addition to the two fires that killed over 20 people within the last month.
PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional said that the explosion occurred late Saturday night in a gas-compressor. The glass shards caused "minor injuries" and several houses were damaged in Dumai, on Sumatra Island. The cause is under investigation.
More than 20 people were killed in a fire at Pertamina’s Plumpang fuel station, located in Jakarta. It is one of the oldest and largest fuel stations in Indonesia. A fire that broke out on March 26 in a tanker transporting Pertamina's oil to Bali and Lombok killed three people.
A spokesperson for KPI apologized for the incident that occurred on Saturday. She added that "recovery" is underway following the extinguishment of fire. The spokesperson stated that the fire and explosion affected several units, but all others were still operating normally.
KPI, however, said that the fuel supply was "safe".