REPUBLIKA.CO.ID -- PT Pertamina Refinery Unit (RU) VI Balongan is the sixth refinery of the PT Pertamina Directorate of Refinery with its main business activity is processing crude oil into BBM (fuel oil), non-BBM and petrochemical products.
RU VI Balongan started operating since 1994. This refinery is located in Indramayu (West Java) about ± 200 km east of Jakarta, with operational areas in Balongan, Mundu and Salam Darma. The raw materials processed at the RU VI Balongan Refinery are Duri and Minas crude oil which comes from Riau Province.
The existence of RU VI Balongan is very strategic for Pertamina's business as well as for the national interest. As a relatively new refinery and has applied the latest technology, Pertamina RU VI has a high economic value.
With superior products such as Premium, Pertamax, Pertamax Plus, Solar, Pertamina DEX, Kerosene (Kerosene), LPG, Propylene, Pertamina RU VI has a major contribution in generating revenue for both PT Pertamina and the country.
In addition, RU VI Balongan has a strategic value in maintaining the stability of fuel supply to DKI Jakarta, Banten, parts of West Java and its surroundings, which are the business and government centers of Indonesia.
In line with future business demands, PT Pertamina Balongan continues to develop its business potential through the application of new technologies, developing new superior products, and implementing international standards in the system.
On Monday (March, 29) at dawn, Pertamina Balongan Oil Refinery caught fire, preceded by an explosion when it rained and lighting sounded.