Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Pertamina Takes Full Responsibility for Oil Spill Disaster



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Pertamina upstream director Dharmawan Syamsu assured that the state-owned energy company will take complete responsibility for the environmental impact of the oil spill originating from its YYA-1 oil well located at the Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) facility.

    “We take full responsibility of any impact the oil spill has caused, which hampered the activities of local residents,” said Dharmawan in a press conference at Jakarta’s City Hall on Friday, August 2.

    To further show its commitment, Pertamina has met with the Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Ministry (KKP) in managing a mitigation plan.

    Echoing the same sentiment, VP Corporate Communication Pertamina Fajriyah Usman says the company will intensify the communication between the Jakarta Administration, local administrations, and related instances to tackle the oil spill.

    This was done in hopes of quickly mitigating the oil spill. “We will update on the developments to the Governor and mass media next week,” said Fajriyah.

    In a separate occasion, Suparman, acting as head of North Jakarta’s environmental agency’s environmental impact management department said central government has taken complete control of the issue that has contaminated parts of the waters in West Java and Jakarta.

    “It is handled in the national-level since it’s deemed a national emergency,” he said.

    Suparman confirmed that the oil spill has contaminated areas over the waters of Karawang, Bekasi District, and Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands).