Indonesian study finds oil spill has led to $1.5 billon loss

Indonesian study finds oil spill has led to $1.5 billon loss

The Centre for Energy and Environmental Studies in Jakarta has found an oil spill in Australia is still costing the local Indonesian community more than $1.5 billionĀ  per year.

In August 2009 the Montara oil platform, which was situated in Australia’s economic zone, blew out and the slick drifted across the ocean to the Indonesian coast.

An interim report by the centre has found local fishing villages, along the coast, are suffering, losing billions of dollars in earnings every year.

The Centre’s director has called for the Australian, Indonesian and Thai government-owned company involved, to investigate the issue and provide full compensation to those affected.

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