Fire crews extinguish blaze at Venezuela oil refinery




 
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Fire crews extinguish blaze at Venezuela oil refinery
 
August 12th, 2013  
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Fire crews extinguish blaze at Venezuela oil refinery
By Deisy Buitrago and Daniel Wallis CARACAS (Reuters) - Firefighters in Venezuela put out a blaze in a storage tank at an oil refinery that was caused by lightning on Sunday and led to the evacuation of people living nearby, a top official at state oil company PDVSA said. Thunderstorms this weekend have drenched much of the South American OPEC nation, which has suffered repeated accidents at its oil refineries in recent years. Lightning bolts ignited two storage tanks at a different refinery just last year. No one was hurt in the fire, but residents within a 1 km (0. ...




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