Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6301 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3062 times:
From what I have gathered in the Puerto Rican news outlets there was only 3 injured (mostly due to smoke inhalation). Additionally, the fire has been contained. I was so startled when I saw the thread on the civil aviation forum-regarding the NK crash-thankfully it was not true.
Explosion hits Gulf facility in Puerto Rico
By LAURA N. PEREZ SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer
Updated: 10/23/2009 05:58:20 AM EDT
CATANO, Puerto Rico—An explosion at a Gulf gasoline facility Friday rocked a neighborhood outside Puerto Rico's capital, causing minor injuries and forcing evacuations as firefighters raced to prevent additional blasts.
The flames, which could be seen from miles away, intensified several hours after the explosion and Figueroa Sancha said it would likely take several days to put out the fire.
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
Okie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
I am trying to determine from information available that this refinery was doing much else than supplying petroleum products for power generation and fuel for Puerto Rico.
I know at one time Puerto Rico had at least two refineries that desulfurized the high sulfur crude from Venezuela before being sent on to the US. I think the US imposing the use of low sulfur fuel has made these refineries uneconomical to operate for some years. Venezuela now ships its crude where there are little or no restrictions on sulfur content.
This incident will have a large impact on Puerto Rico but I do not think it will have just a whole lot of effect on the US. Expect to see pressure on the airlines operating in the region and to start tankering fuel which was already expensive. If the damage is serious then electrical power generation will be an issue for Puerto Rico.