Local August 28, 2012 | 12:55 pm

Venezuela fire, storm won’t snarl Dom. Rep. fuel supply, official says

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s only efinery REFIDOMSA Tuesday affirmed the country is neither at risk of a supply shortage as the result of Tropical Storm Isaac nor from the fire ravaging Venezuela’s refinery at Amuay.

REFIDOMSA Board Chairman Felix Jimenez said there’s enough gasoline and other crude products in storage, and, moreover, two ships are now at Haina port with more fuel, one of which started offoading.

He said there’ll also be no shortage of propane gas. "In fact there’s a boat which is already unloading propane, and ther’re 32,000 barrels available in Azua.”

In an emailed statement, Jimenez said Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) has ensured that the volumes of oil and its products would be delivered on schedule.

The official expressed regret for the Amuay accident that killed dozens of people and injured more than 100.

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