Cooling of tanks in Amuay may end in two days
Lungo stated that the fire brigade was still spraying foam on the tank walls so as to lower fuel temperature inside the tanks
In an interview with state-run TV channel VTV, Luongo explained that the fire brigade was still spraying foam on the tank walls so as to lower fuel temperature inside the tanks.
"We have been taking the temperature of the tanks walls, yet we ignore the temperature inside. Our estimates are based on considerations arising from conversations with our technicians. We want to reduce temperature below its ignition point," said the general manager.
Luongo added that strong winds have slowed the process as it removes the sprayed foam from the surface it is applied.
Since the Venezuelan government imposed currency and price controls in 2003 property rights have been seriously affected, as the individual's freedom to acquire, use, enjoy and dispose of property has been severely restricted, according to experts.