Pertamina Gas Storage Tank in Makassar Collapsed

The gas storage tank for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at Pertamina’s Petroleum Terminal in Makassar collapsed.

Vice President Corporate Coomunication PT Pertamina (Persero) Adiatma Sardjito said gas storage tank in TBBM VII Sulawesi distribution unit located in the Port of Makassar is collapsed. However, it does not interfere with the distribution of gas activities.

Meanwhile, in its official statement, the collapse of the tank due to damage to the buffer section.

Almost similar incidents have occurred in 2009. In eight years ago, the incident was more severe because the fire burned two gas charging facilities and four tankers so the car cost up to Rp15 billion.

“Yes but not disturb the distribution,” he said when contacted Business, Monday (21/08/2017) night.

In spite of similar occurrences, he did not provide further information about the prevention efforts of the company so that the same events will no longer be repeated.

Area Manager Communication & Relations Sulawesi, Hermansyah Y Nasroen ensure no casualties at the site and until now it is still doing improvements as well as investigations cause the collapse of the tank. It also appealed to the public not to worry because the distribution of LPG still running.

“The cause of the incident is still under investigation and there are currently efforts to repair the damage,” he said in an official statement.

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