By Valerie Combie

HOVENSA, previously identified additionally theHess Oil Refinery, the Hess Oil Virgin Islands company (HOVIC), or the St. Croix Refinery is a petrol refinery positioned at the island of St. Croix within the usa Virgin Islands. After the landlord, Leon Hess died, the refinery grew to become a three way partnership among Hess company and Petroleos de Venezuela, accordingly the identify HOVENSA.

For such a lot of its working lifestyles as HOVENSA it provided heating oil and fuel to the U.S. Gulf Coast and the jap seaboard with the crude in most cases sourced from Venezuela. formerly it had sourced its crude feedstock from a few different international locations together with Libya. At a ability of approximately 500,000 barrels in line with day as of 2010 it was once within the most sensible 10 greatest refineries within the world.

Hess Oil Virgin Islands company begun refinery development in January 1966 having bought the valuables from Annie de Chabert, and in October of a similar 12 months, the refinery begun operating.

In 1974, the potential of refinery used to be increased as much as its height at 650,000 barrels in step with day. HOVENSA LLC, which took over the refinery operatorship, was once validated in 1998.

In January 2011, HOVENSA paid a $5.3 million penalty for fresh Air Act violations. On January 18, 2012 the corporate introduced that it'll shut the refinery via mid-February 2012. The refinery will then function a garage terminal.

The HOVENSA Chronicles makes an attempt to rfile theimpact of the final of the oil refinery at the United StatesVirgin Islands, essentially St. Croix.

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