Giant refinery becoming unwelcome guest in Curacao

Posted on March 16, 2011 • Filed under: Business, Caribbean, Oil, Venezuela

Lighting up the night sky with flames from its chimneys, Curacao’s giant Isla refinery is at the center of an increasingly acrimonious dispute over the island’s economic and environmental future.
Run by neighboring Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA, the
smoky, 335,000-barrels-per-day facility is the second-biggest
in the Caribbean but has long been plagued by technical problems. Read Article

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