New tank on fire in Venezuelan refinery Amuay
The Vice-president said that extinguishing foam is being sprayed
The Vice-president said that extinguishing foam was being sprayed.
In reference to the fire in the third tank, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez replied there was nothing to worry about as firefighters had restrained the flames.
Early on Monday Venezuelan Minister of Petroleum and Mining Rafael Ramírez confirmed a fire in two gasoline tanks. "Over 220 firefighters are cooling our tanks (...) we reckon the situation will be under control in the next few hours."
He added that operating areas were working as usual.
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.