Investigation team to inquire into fire at Venezuelan refinery
The Venezuelan Minister of Petroleum and Mining explained that a lightening is believed to have caused the incident, yet none hypothesis can be ruled out at this stage"
The minister remarked that they are working to put out the fire on Thursday. "The fire is confined in the tanks; we continue carrying out fire extinguishing operations. There is enough water and foam. We have decided to transfer products from the burning tanks to other tanks."
Ramírez underscored that the nearby community is not at risk.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."