Indonesia Gas Field Shut Down Due to Fire

The Ujung Pangkah gas field located offshore Indonesia in East Java has been shut down following a fire that broke out overnight on the rig. Production has been shut down and well activities have been stopped Amir Hamzah, a BP Migas spokesperson said to Reuters via text message. It is not known at this time how long the field will be shut in.

The field produces approximately 40 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. Gas is shipped onshore via a 24 mile pipeline supplying gas to state power utility PT Perusahann Listrik Negara. PLN said they will have to begin using diesel to generate electricity.

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