Venezuela: Powerful explosion at refinery

Posted on August 25, 2012 • Filed under: Enviromental Issues, Oil, Venezuela reported at approximately 1:11 am on Saturday a very powerful explosion occurred in two areas of propane-butane Amuay refinery in Paraguaná Refining Complex (CRP) in Falcon state, causing a loud noise in the area and affecting the homes in nearby communities, according to the Oil and Mining Minister Rafael Ramirez.

The official did not indicate the number of injured in the incident, it said that inspections are being conducted throughout the area to assess the situation, but did confirm that within the refinery worker suffered bruises. However, the hospital Streets Sierra Fixed Point has received so many wounded who are asking for help from volunteers, indicate oil workers.Read Article

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