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    Any refinery news?

    I was told that there is a chance it may/may not be opening?

    Anyone hear anything to report?

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    Not enough to actually report on. I did speak with someone a few weeks ago who said there are talks to reopen the refinery with a Venezuelan company. He worked at the refinery years ago and was really hopeful that the talks would go well and the refinery would reopen.
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    Valero IS using the tanks at the refinery for storage. Source

    I thought I had seen something about ongoing "talks" to restart the refinery after an upgrade, but cannot find the link. Was it maybe on Otmar Oduber's Facebook page?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Valero IS using the tanks at the refinery for storage. Source

    I thought I had seen something about ongoing "talks" to restart the refinery after an upgrade, but cannot find the link. Was it maybe on Otmar Oduber's Facebook page?
    We discussed it here on this thread. Maybe that was what you read?

    Bahia Principe gives ultimatum to Government re: Refinery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    I was told that there is a chance it may/may not be opening?

    Anyone hear anything to report?
    There is an article in BonDia, however, it's in Papiamonto. Maybe your friend can have a look at it?
    To me, it seems, it's still not decided.

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    Submitted by bondianews on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 05:22

    http://www.bondia.com/?q=node/41170

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    she did take a look at it.
    she is not only a good friend, she is a terrific translator and i am grateful.
    Her is her reply/translation:

    Basically the author is talking about how the air quality has improved in San Nicholaas since the refinery closed. They asked about transparency about the health impact the refinery has had in the past in San Nicholaas.They are exploring the possibility of a "green refinery" but in reality that does not exist. He questions what is best, a refinery that employs people at a good wage or a hotel, while it will pay less, will be healthier in the end.

    Quote Originally Posted by CK1 View Post
    There is an article in BonDia, however, it's in Papiamonto. Maybe your friend can have a look at it?
    To me, it seems, it's still not decided.

    Na esaki nos kier bolbe?

    Submitted by bondianews on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 05:22

    http://www.bondia.com/?q=node/41170

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    she did take a look at it.
    she is not only a good friend, she is a terrific translator and i am grateful.
    Her is her reply/translation:

    Basically the author is talking about how the air quality has improved in San Nicholaas since the refinery closed. They asked about transparency about the health impact the refinery has had in the past in San Nicholaas.They are exploring the possibility of a "green refinery" but in reality that does not exist. He questions what is best, a refinery that employs people at a good wage or a hotel, while it will pay less, will be healthier in the end.
    Thanks, Andrea! And a special Thank You for your friend, the translator!

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    I was told that Prime Minister Mike Eman and CITGO have agreed a feasibility study (or maybe more) to convert the refinery into something
    that would be more "green"

    If anyone can come up with further information (not in papiamento) please post along with the source.

    Hopefully we can get more info.

    (from the prime monister's FB page :Friend and Colleague Mike de Meza congratulation with this very important first step signing an MOU with CITGO. With a great heart for San Nicolas you never gave up. Hope that it will materialize and that we can make it also the first Green Refinery in the world. Pabien amigo. [ME] )
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 09-23-2015 at 11:13 AM.

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    CITGO IS Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., (PDVSA) https://www.citgo.com/AboutCITGO/CompanyHistory.jsp

    "In September, 1986, Southland sold a 50 percent interest in CITGO to Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., (PDVSA), the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. PDVSA acquired the remaining half of CITGO in January, 1990 and the company is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary."


    Googling "CITGO" or PDVSA, web or news, there is nothing new in English.

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    From Minister Mike de Meza's FB:

    Signed and sealed! ........

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    Minister Mike de Meza and Miniser Paul Croes have been in Houston, Texas, to negotiate with CITGO a few days ago.

    So far, I have not seen an article in English. Only several articles in Papiamento.

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