On the Montara Oil Spill Case

Almost ten years have passed since the Montara H1-ST1 wellhead caught fire in 2009. The incident supposedly caused environmental damages all the way to Indonesia’s coast. The companies involved in the case, however, insisted on their innocence. On May last year, the Government decided to file a civil lawsuit against the companies but they then withdrew. Yesterday, in his statement to the Press, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Panjaitan said that the Government and the Thailand Government were aware of the importance of the case and that it was possible that the case would be resolved outside of the court.

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