Indonesia’s Balongan Refinery Shut Due to Fire

Indonesia’s Pertamina said March 29 that an incident has caused a fire at its Balongan refinery in the province of West Java, but the national oil company said its fuel supply was not affected. The fire occurred at Balongan refinery’s T-301G tank and the incident occurred at 12.45 am local …

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China Overtakes U.S. As World’s Largest Refiner

As the shift in oil demand from Covid-19 turned the tables of regional levels of fuel production and exports, China succeeded in overtaking the USA as the world’s biggest oil refiner in 2020. As China began to ramp up its refining capacity throughout the pandemic, the US Energy Information Administration …

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