venezuela: chaos in amuay after oil refinery explosion

Chronology: Pump collapse, leak caused Venezuela refinery

State-run oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela's 645,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Amuay refinery is struggling to recover from a 2012 explosion that killed 47 people in one of the world's worst refinery

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The Paraguaná Refinery Complex (Spanish: Centro de Refinación de Paraguaná) is a crude oil refinery complex in Venezuela. It is considered the world's third largest refinery complex, just after Jamnagar Refinery (India) and Ulsan Refinery [fr] (South Korea). The Paraguaná Refinery Complex was created by the fusion of Amuay Refinery, Bajo Grande Refinery and Cardón Refinery. The Paraguana Refinery Complex is still the largest refinery in the Western Hemisphere. As of 2012, it refined 955 thousand barr

Venezuela: Chaos in Amuay After Oil Refinery Explosion

Venezuela: Chaos in Amuay After Oil Refinery Explosion, Jessica Carrillo (Español aquí): ‘The action radius for the propane spheres explosion is devastating. The entrance to Judibana and everything surrounding it is destroyed.’ A gas tank explosion in Judibana, Falcón state, has left at least 24 dead and 86 injured. The reasons behind

Explosion kills 39 at Venezuela's biggest refinery Reuters

Fire is seen after an explosion at Amuay oil refinery in Punto Fijo, in the Peninsula of Paraguana August 25, 2012. A large gas explosion shook Venezuela's biggest refinery

Venezuela Amuay Refinery Disaster OilfieldWiki

Deadly fire at Venezuela's largest oil refinery. On August 25, 2012 at 01:11, an explosion occurred at the Amuay refinery in the Paraguana Refinery Complex in Venezuela caused by the ignition of a gas cloud following a propane or butane leak. The blast killed at least 41 people, and injured >80 others. More than 200 homes were damaged by the shock wave. Puddles of petroleum mixed with water

Venezuela refinery explosion death toll rises to 41

At least 41 people have been killed and more than 80 injured after a huge explosion tore through Venezuela's biggest oil refinery in one of the deadliest disasters to hit the country's oil industry.

Venezuela Refinery Explosion in Amuay, Venezuela

A terrible explosion rocked the Amuay oil refinery in the state of Falcon in Venezuela, killing tens of people in August, 2012. Description: An explosion rocked the Amuay oil refinery in north-western Venezuela, killing no fewer than 41 people, including a 10-year-old boy, and injuring more than 86 others a Venezuelan official said on Saturday 25th August, 2012.

Venezuela oil refinery explosion: Chávez denies warnings

Venezuela oil refinery explosion kills 41 video Flames reaching 100ft high can be seen 20 hours after a huge explosion tore through Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, killing at least 39 people

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39 killed in Venezuela oil refinery explosion CBC News

A huge explosion rocked Venezuela's biggest oil refinery and unleashed a ferocious fire Saturday, killing at least 39 people and injuring more than 80 others in the deadliest disaster in memory

Amuay Oil Refinery Explosion Kills 39 in Venezuela

The explosion at the Amuay refinery destroyed nearby homes and shattered a National Guard building in the area and officials said a 10-year-old child was among the dead. A gas leak caused the

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Amuay Venezuela Oil Refinery Explosion Kills At Least 39

The explosion broke windows at homes in the area, a peninsula in the Caribbean sea in western Venezuela, as well as at Amuay's main administrative building. The blast was also felt out at sea in the Paraguana bay, where some crew members on moored tankers were knocked off their feet by the shockwave, one shipping source said.

The Sabotage Theory of the Explosion in Venezuela’s

Venezuelanalysis note: Last Saturday 25 August an explosion resulting from a gas leak occurred in Venezuela’s largest oil refinery Amuay, which at the time of writing has killed 48 people and injured over 100 more.It is one of the deadliest industrial accidents in the history of Venezuela’s oil industry. An official investigation has been launched into the tragedy.

Explosion at Venezuela Refinery Kills at Least 39 The

Balls of fire rose over the Amuay refinery, one of the largest in the world, in video posted online. At least 53 were wounded in the explosion, which was blamed on a gas leak.

Venezuela oil refinery explosion ITV News

A column of smoke rises after the explosion at Amuay oil refinery in Punto Fijo, Venezuela Credit: Reuters/Stringer An explosion at Venezuela's biggest oil refinery

Venezuela's Amuay oil refinery reopens after fire BBC

Last Saturday's explosion at the Amuay refinery in the west of the country set oil tanks on fire for days. The cause of the blast is unclear, but officials have pointed to a gas leak.

Venezuelan Report: Refinery Disaster Caused by

Merida, 10 th September 2013 (Venezuelanalysis) Following government allegations a fortnight ago that last year’s Amuay refinery disaster was caused by sabotage, authorities have now released a full report with details of the year-long investigation.. The gas explosion on 25 August 2012 in Venezuela’s largest oil refinery, located in Falcon state, left 47 dead (1 PDVSA worker, 24

Venezuela in ‘No Hurry’ to Restart Oil Refinery After Fires

Venezuela is carrying out an “exhaustive” inspection of its biggest refinery before attempting to restart processing after extinguishing a four-day fire yesterday caused by an explosion that

Blast at Venezuela oil refinery kills 39 CNN

An explosion rocked the Amuay oil refinery in northwestern Venezuela, killing 39 people, including a 10-year-old boy, a Venezuelan official said Saturday.

Venezuela Refinery Explosion in Amuay, Venezuela

An explosion rocked the Amuay oil refinery in north-western Venezuela, killing no fewer than 41 people, including a 10-year-old boy, and injuring more than 86 others a Venezuelan official said on Saturday 25th August, 2012. The explosion was caused by a gas leak, the gas cloud exploded, igniting at least three storage tanks, and other facilities at the refinery. The Amuay refinery, one of the

Venezuela: Chavez orders Amuay refinery blast probe

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered an urgent investigation to find the cause of a huge explosion at the country's biggest oil refinery. The death toll after the blast at the Amuay

Explosion kills 39 at Venezuela refinery Exeter

An oil container is seen in flames in the affected area after an explosion at Amuay oil refinery, in Punto Fijo in the Peninsula of Paraguana, August 25, 2012. An explosion tore through Venezuela's biggest oil refinery on Saturday, killing at least 24 people, wounding more than 80 and halting operations at the huge facility in the OPEC nation's worst industrial accident in recent memory

Venezuela’s Refinery Explosion: Has Chávez Made

Shortly after midnight last Saturday, Aug. 25, a massive gas leak explosion and fire killed 48 people near Paraguaná’s Amuay refinery, with others still missing. It was the worst refinery disaster in the history of Venezuela, which has the western hemisphere’s largest crude reserves, and one of the world’s worst in decades. Chávez and PDVSA again face criticism about their investment

Chaos, demands for answers after Venezuela refinery

* Amuay explosion damaged 1,600 homes

Venezuela struggles with refinery blaze after deadly

Venezuelan firefighters struggled on Sunday to put out a blaze at the country's biggest refinery sparked by an explosion that killed 41 people in one of the global oil

Fire doused at Venezuela refinery hit by explosion Fox

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela Venezuela's biggest oil refinery remained shut down Tuesday after firefighters extinguished a blaze that raged for more than three days following an explosion that killed

HazardEx Venezuela's Amuay oil refinery affected by

Venezuela's Amuay oil refinery affected by explosion. 04 July 2013 . A small explosion and fire hit the flexicoker unit of Venezuela's 645,000 barrel per day Amuay refinery on June 3, but no one was hurt and firemen brought the blaze under control. Reuters reports the oil workers union at the huge facility saying the flexicoker unit had been stopped a day earlier due to a fault. "A pipeline

Fire doused at Venezuela refinery hit by explosion Fox

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela Venezuela's biggest oil refinery remained shut down Tuesday after firefighters extinguished a blaze that raged for more than three days following an explosion that killed

HazardEx Venezuela's Amuay oil refinery affected by

Venezuela's Amuay oil refinery affected by explosion. 04 July 2013 . A small explosion and fire hit the flexicoker unit of Venezuela's 645,000 barrel per day Amuay refinery on June 3, but no one was hurt and firemen brought the blaze under control. Reuters reports the oil workers union at the huge facility saying the flexicoker unit had been stopped a day earlier due to a fault. "A pipeline

Venezuela’s Amuay to Return to Full Operations in ‘Days

Venezuela’s Amuay oil refinery, the country’s largest, will return to full capacity in “days” after restarting some distillation units following a fatal gas explosion on Aug. 25, Oil

Explosion kills 39 at Venezuela refinery Telegraph

Explosion kills 39 at Venezuela refinery The death toll from an explosion at Venezuela's biggest oil refinery on Saturday has risen to 39, with dozens more wounded and operations halted at the

Venezuela oil refinery reopens CBC News

Venezuela oil refinery reopens Operations resumed Friday at the Amuay refinery where an explosion set off a raging fire and killed 42 people and injured more than 150 others, Venezuela's state oil

Deadly Explosion at Venezuelan Oil Refinery a Result

An explosion at Venezuela’s largest oil refinery on the 25th August 2012, which killed at least 40 people and caused an estimated $1.7 billion in damages, was supposedly caused by foul play, it

Survivors recall smelling sulfur, fleeing after deadly

Firefighters and rescue teams work at the Amuay oil refinery after an explosion in Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. A huge explosion rocked Venezuela's biggest oil refinery and

Fire spreads at Venezuela oil refinery after explosion

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela -- An intense fire at a Venezuelan refinery spread to a third fuel tank on Monday nearly three days after an explosion killed at

Oil Production On Hold After Venezuela's Refinery

Venezuela's Government is carrying out an inspection to explore what caused the blast at the Amuay oil refinery last week, before restarting production. CCTV's Stephen Gibbs reports.

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Photos: Venezeula refinery explosion

Fire rises over the Amuay refinery near Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. A huge explosion rocked Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery, killing at least 24 people and injuring dozens



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