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.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.