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Oil Refinery Explodes In Puerto Rico?  
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 11043 posts, RR: 35
Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

I just saw this online while i was looking for something else.
I do not see anything about it on any news sites, not BBC or others to confirm it.
Is this true?

The only link I have is a Youtube video of the oil refinery on fire.
It looks very important.


Can someone confirm?  Confused  Yeah sure

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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 4030 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3071 times:
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For a while it was thought that the explosion was caused by a plane crash. Thanks God that was not the case.
Spirit Airlines Crash - Puerto Rico (by Av8orwalk Oct 22 2009 in Civil Aviation)

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6297 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3004 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.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 11043 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

We seem to have a bit more information on how this explosion happened.


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.

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User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3376 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2932 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.


User currently offlineVarigB707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

Will that cause a spike on the gas prices, here in the U.S.?

User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 3015 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Quoting VarigB707 (Reply 5):
Will that cause a spike on the gas prices, here in the U.S.?

I don't think the impact will be that big in the US, no worries.

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