Transforming coke from the Orinoco Oil Belt for iron and steel works
Coke to be used as fuel for thermoelectric stations, in the context of agreements signed with companies from China, South Korea and Japan
Ramírez would not provide further details on the project, its basic engineering features (already contracted) or costs. However, he underlined, "The idea is making our burning plant here, and we will do it together with he enterprises of the Venezuelan Guayana Corporation (CVG), which is our main destination, although we also want to export."
The minister explained that turned coke for iron and steel works could be used by Guayana basic enterprises. It can be also exported to Brazil, which needs approximately the same volume of coke produced in Venezuela. "Our economies are in mesh," Ramírez pointed out.
Another use would be as fuel for thermoelectric stations, in the context of agreements signed with companies from China, South Korea and Japan (Mitsubishi).
There are plans as well to process coke and use it as fertilizer. "We are trying to find a niche for these by-products," Ramírez proclaimed.
These plans will be concomitant with the exchange of houses for coke with Turkey and Italy. "The current output is very high, and it will double in the future. For this reason, we are looking for industrial placement of coke," Minister Ramírez affirmed.
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.