Storage Facility Ready in January 2011.

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

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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).

"The remaining parts of the project are the maritime works, commented Rodríguez, though these too are underway with the laying of 2.8 km of oil pipeline and a deep water shipping terminal," reports

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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.

Supply Plant to Begin Operations in April

February 2011

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

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.

Alba Petroleum Storage Facility to Open in May

January 2010

The fuel storage facility, located in the municipality of Acajutla, El Salvador, will be capable of storing 350.000 barrels.

Construction of the seven storage tanks began on February 2008, and is scheduled to finish on May 2010.

" ... the mixed public-private company [Alba Petróleos] now rents storage tanks for unloading Venezuelan oil.

35% Progress at Alba Petróleos Facility in El Salvador

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.

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