Supply Plant to Begin Operations in April

The fuel storage facility of Acajutla, El Salvador, will begin operations in April.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Spokesmen for Alba Petróleos de El Salvador, said that completion of the works is scheduled for February, and will last until March. The construction of the pipeline for ship loading and unloading is still pending.

"The secretary of Alba Petroleos de El Salvador and mayor of Soyapango, Carlos Ruiz, confirmed the plant will begin operations in April, and even though he said they will not sell at lower prices than the competition, the benefit is that other companies had to lower prices in order to compete with them," says

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June 2009

The construction of the fuel storage plant, located in the city of Acajutla, will be completed by July of 2010.

The company Monelca, S.A. de CV., which is responsible for the construction of the Alba Petróleos plant in El Salvador, said that it will have a storage capacity of 350,000 barrels of fuel: diesel and gasoline (regular, super, and aviation fuel) as well as about 5,000 barrels of liquefied petrol gas.

El Salvador: Alba Oils Hoping to Double Market Share

January 2010

The company expects to cover 30% of the country's demand with its new storage facility.

Said facility is being built close to Port Acajutla, and will be capable of storing 350.000 barrels.

Orestez Ortez, company spokesperson, "added that the facility could be operating mid-2010. By using a pipeline (which is being tested), they expect to unload fuel from ships of up to 250.000 barrels", reported Epa.

Storage Facility Ready in January 2011.

September 2010

The finalization of surface works will mean the Acajutla fuel storage depot will be operational at the beginning of 2011.

The company Alba Petróleos is responsible for the project. Vice president, Luz Estrella Rodríguez, indicated that the work completed is the land area carried out by the company Montajes Electromecánicos de Centro América (Monelca).

Alba Petroleos Plant Starts Operations in Acajutla

May 2011

The plant, capable of storing 350,000 barrels of fuel, will be inaugurated on May 19.

The plant built with an investment of $115 million, is owned by Alba Petroleum, a company formed by Salvadoran municipalities and the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA.

Luz Estrella Rodríguez, vice president of Petroleos Alba told the media that within ten days the company will begin marketing liquefied gas, and making its debut in the Salvadoran market.

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