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Jakarta Post

Gasoline goes up in flames at fuel depot

  • The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA   /   Mon, January 19 2009   /  09:04 am

Great balls of fire: A raging fire engulfs one of the fuel tanks at state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina’s main fuel storage facility in Plumpang, North Jakarta, on Sunday night. Explosions caused by the fire were heard some 10 kilometers away, residents said. JP/RICKY YUDHISTIRA
A storage tank of Premium fuel was destroyed in a raging fire Sunday night at the Pertamina fuel depot in Plumpang, North Jakarta. Pertamina spokesman Anang Rizkani Noor said the fire broke out at Pertamina’s storage tank number 24, which contained 2,500 kiloliters of Premium gasoline — equal to 500 tankers. “Now we’re focusing on putting out the fire so it cannot spread to other tanks,” he said, adding that the cause of the fire was still unclear. Plumpang depot is responsible for supplying fuel to Greater Jakarta, which uses 9,420 kiloliters of Premium gasoline a...