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While the cause of the disaster remains unclear, some oil workers and critics of Chavez's government have recently pointed to increasing numbers of smaller accidents and spills as an indication of problems within the state-run company.
"We warned that something was going to happen, a catastrophic event," said Ivan Freites, secretary general of a 1,200-member union of oil and natural gas industry workers in Falcon state where the refinery is located.
Sou rce(This source does have a video of the original report of 26 dead but the count was raised to 39)
Venezuela is a major supplier of oil to the U.S. and a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
Originally posted by ExNihilo
The pink moth did it.
Originally posted by shaneR
reply to post by Agarta
i think it is not in the news cause the MSM doesnt care...
Venezuela are enemies of the State...didnt U know...!
all power to the people...go Hugo!
could it be a hit by U.S.??? wouldnt surprise me...
Originally posted by Yeats
what ever happened to intelligible conversation on ATS....
Originally posted by My.mind.is.mine
How to increase profits in the US oil department?
1-Blow up a couple of your suppliers refineries
2-drive up the price
Originally posted by Agarta
reply to post by NotAnAspie
The link works for me and it is very interesting information thanks for adding it.