Venezuelan Oil Minister: "Fire has been constrained to a couple of tanks"
According to Rafael Ramírez, Minister of Petroleum and Mining and president of state-run oil holding Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), the fire has been restricted to an area
"Right now, we have restrained the fire to a couple of tanks of catalytic naphtha; we have more than 220 firefighters focused on cooling our deposits. Unlike yesterday (Sunday), we have already restricted it to an area. We reckon that the situation will be solved in the next few hours."
"All operating areas are working as usual; the stored crude oil and by-products are being dispatched, which totals more than 2.1 million barrels of hydrocarbons," he told state-owned TV station Venezolana de Televisión.
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.