Kilang Balikpapan Continues Fuel Production During Nataru Holiday

Balikpapan, December 27, 2021 - Pertamina, through PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional (KPI) Balikpapan Unit, ensures that the Balikpapan Refinery continues to operate despite the Christmas and New Year (Nataru) holidays. It was emphasized by the Acting General Manager of the Balikpapan KPI Unit, Wahyu Sulistyo Wibowo (Sunday, 26/12).

"Just like last year, the Balikpapan KPI Unit has also prepared itself to welcome the Nataru holiday this time. Currently, the refinery operation is running smoothly and safely," said Wahyu.

According to Wahyu, several preparations have been made. It includes ensuring the reliability of refinery operations, the availability of crude oil as raw material, and ensuring that gasoline and gasoil (diesel) products can be well received at Pertamina Patra Niaga's delivery point.

"We continue to ensure the refinery's reliability. Therefore, refinery operations are not disrupted. Some of the programs we carry out include carrying out plant patrols that involve the management level," Wahyu said.

Another crucial aspect, according to Wahyu, is the coordination of the Pertamina Group. "We have carried out intensive coordination with Pertamina Patra Niaga, especially the Kalimantan Region as the spearhead of marketing gasoline and gasoil (diesel) products, even since the Christmas holiday some time ago. This coordination is important to ensure that consumer needs are parallel with production. Therefore, Pertamina Group's task of distributing fuel to the community can be completed properly," explained Wahyu.

Work safety also remains the company's top priority. "We also continue to ensure that refinery production operations can run safely," he said.

For information, some time ago PT KPI Balikpapan Unit just received the Zero Accident Award based on the Regulation of the Minister of Manpower and Transmigration No Per-01/MEN/2007 for the period 26 September 2018 to 31 December 2020 as many as 13,595,334 hours without accidents. Meanwhile, until November 2021, 19,802,305 working hours have been achieved without work accidents.

"We ask for the support of stakeholders such as the city government, security forces, KSOP, customs, and the people of the Ring I area to help us. Therefore, refinery operations can continue to run well so fuel needs for the community can be maintained and people can live the new year comfortably," he concluded.**

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