JAKARTA, March 17 Indonesia's crude oil output
has dropped to 790,000 barrels per day (bpd) after haze from
forest fires on the island of Sumatra forced the country's
biggest producer, Chevron, to close hundreds of its
wells, the country's oil and gas regulator said.
"It's still below 800,000 bpd, around 790,000 bpd," SKKMigas
spokesman Handoyo Budi Santoso told Reuters on Monday, referring
to the latest national crude output figure from Sunday.
Santoso also said hundreds of Chevron employees and their
families had been relocated due to the forest fire haze that had
reached dangerous levels last week.
Indonesia has targeted to produce 870,000 bpd of crude this