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Govt may bring Montara case to int’l court

JAKARTA: Indonesia will take PTTEP Australasia to court unless the Thai-headquartered oil rig operator pays for damages for the Montara oil spill, a minister says.

“We urge the company to give a commitment to pay compensation before December 10, otherwise we will bring this case to the International Court [of Justice],” Transportation Minister Freddy Numbery told reporters on Wednesday.

Indonesia has demanded Rp 23 trillion (US$ 2.58 billion) in compensation, he said. PTTEP Australasia’s oil platform in the Montara field off Australia’s northern coast exploded and spilled more than 500,000 liters of crude oil a day into the Timor Sea in August 2009.

Thirty-eight percent of Indonesia’s sea territory in the Timor Sea was affected by the spill, local fishermen’s catches dropped and thousands of tons of shallow water fish and whales died. — JP

source: Govt may bring Montara case to int’l court | The Jakarta Post

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