Recope Increases Storage Capacity

State owned Costa Rican Oil Refinery (Recope) is investing $14.4 million in a fuel storage tank.

Friday, July 10, 2009

To be used for storing light crude, the tank has a capacity of 200.000 barrels, and will be located in Moín. states "...the total cost of the project is $14.448.336. Works include measurement systems, fire protection and cathodic protection".

Recope is also building 6 other tanks with lower capacity, looking to increase its capacity in 550.000 barrels. The investment for these projects is $40.543.690.

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This investment by the state-owned fuel refinery is geared to increase its fuel storage capacity in 550,000 barrels.

"Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo S.A." (Recope), currently has an installed storage capacity of 3.4 million barrels. reports: "The company is building two heavy oil storage tanks, capable of 25,000 barrels and a diesel one, capable of 100,000.

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