Riots hit Indonesia oil field

A demonstration at an Indonesian oil field has escalated into a riot, according to Reuters. The incident was sparked on Saturday night after thirty protestors at the Tiaka field, jointly […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A demonstration at an Indonesian oil field has escalated into a riot, according to Reuters. The incident was sparked on Saturday night after thirty protestors at the Tiaka field, jointly run by state-owned Pertamina and Medco Tomori.

Ground crew were evacuated and six wells were stopped at the site on Saturday, leading to a production loss of 2,000 barrels of oil, according to a statement from BP Migas, the state-owned industry regulator.

Police said that two people are dead and several injured following further clashes between protestors from the local area and security forces on Monday.