JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)–The gas pipelines owned by the Chinese state-owned oil and gas company, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), leaked in the sea near Bojonegara, Banten, Indonesia.
The leakage of undersea gas pipeline occurred at 10.00 am this morning (9/7). “There is a leakage of subsea gas pipeline 20 ‘OD that flows gas from Pabelokan CNOOC to Cilegon,” said Head of Program and Communications Division of The Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Wisnu Prabawa Taher, Monday (09/07), as reported by CNBC Indonesia.
Taher explained the Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business is still coordinating with CNOOC to find out the cause of leakage. “Still under investigation, DSVs and divers are on the way from Pabelokan to Cilegon.” The full report will be proposed later, ” he added.
The gas pipeline leak was first reported by Port Authority in Banten. The position is closed to the gas pipeline owned by CNOOC and is still under investigation regarding the cause and condition of the pipeline.
Indonesia’s oil and gas business still has not implemented a high standard in pipeline security. It reflects on the high number of oil and gas pipes leaking cases.
The oil pipe leaked also happened at the end of March 2018 in Balikpapan bay that killed five fishermen and destroyed 80 kilometers ecosystem. Indonesia’s state-owned PT Pertamina (Persero) admitted that the oil spilled came from the company’s leaked pipe.
It is not the first time Pertamina was caught in oil spill cases. In 2016, PT Pertamina EPTarakan spilled 18 barrel. In addition the company’s subsidiary Pertamina EP Asset 3 in Jatibarang field trapped in two cases with a total of 12 barrel oil spill.
PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk (IDX: MEDC) suffered the most frequent number of oil spilled cases in 2016. The company loss 672 barrel.