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New HOVENSA rumor

singlefin
January 22, 2018 04:37PM

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In todays Consortium

Limetree Bay: There has been talk of an impending announcement by the governor relative to recent developments at the Limetree Bay Terminals. Rumors of a restart of the oil refining units on the east of the refinery have dominated local circles, with the talk being that British Petroleum, known universally as BP, taking the lead. None of this has been confirmed, however, and trusted Mapp administration sources have remained mum.

If there is in fact a major development relative to oil refining at the former HOVENSA facility, expect the governor to make it a key part of his address tonight.

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islandjoan
January 22, 2018 11:44PM

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So...did he make it a key part of his address?

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vicanuck
January 23, 2018 08:49AM

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Its a bit premature for the Governor to make this announcement, but, there is definitely talks going on at a high level. Expect an announcement in late March/early April.

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singlefin
January 23, 2018 09:07AM

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I missed about a 1/2 hour of his speech, but of what I heard, it wasn't mentioned.

I also heard of a BP rumor and a new hiring of 4000 people. Honestly, it sounds too good to be true.

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Jumbie
January 23, 2018 11:42AM

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Because we are bored silly due to no cable TV, our air antenna gets us 2 PBS channels. Last night 12-1 aired Gov Mapp’s State of The Territory.

If I recall correctly, he mentioned there are plans to increase the amount of product being stored, bring in larger tankers, & add more people. Currently there are 600 and will be looking to add approx 200 more. Thete was no mention of refining.. Again I’m going from memory

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singlefin
January 23, 2018 04:43PM

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Funny, I've got Dish, but I switch over to an old ariel antenna for the same 3 PBS stations. I caught the live 7pm one, but my son called toward the end of it.
I did hear his comments about the dredging and 600 who are now employed there, which is more folks than I thought were already there. And the over a million there getting for the rents on the old Hovensa houses. I wonder how many of those houses are occupied by FEMA and other relief workers though?

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vicanuck
January 23, 2018 05:30PM

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I would say there is a 70% chance of refining at this point, from what I know.

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singlefin
January 23, 2018 06:03PM

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I'll take those odds

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rosesisland
January 24, 2018 08:01AM

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I recently returned from Arkansas. While there, I too, heard the rumor. Although secondhand, my dear retired friend that one time held the most oil leases in the whole state, told me he heard from another friend high up and still in the oil industry, that rumors were flying that the refinery would reopen. He felt his source was very good. At that time, I told him I hadn't heard anything. My best guess is that time will tell eventually.

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melro52
April 02, 2018 11:41AM

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It's Sinopec. The deal for oil storage is with SInopec. Full use of the refinery is not happening. It would need a gut job. Only refining done is last refining process. Mostly storage facilities being used. [www.ogj.com]

And Governor Mapp first went to China in 2016 over the use of old Hovensa plant. Had nothing to do with this president.

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vicanuck
April 02, 2018 12:10PM

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melro52
It's Sinopec. The deal for oil storage is with SInopec. Full use of the refinery is not happening. It would need a gut job. Only refining done is last refining process. Mostly storage facilities being used. [www.ogj.com]

And Governor Mapp first went to China in 2016 over the use of old Hovensa plant. Had nothing to do with this president.

This is what happens when people reply to old posts.

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janeinstx
April 02, 2018 02:54PM

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Really? Meet me in the cafeteria at 3:30 and tell me all you know. ????

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melro52
It's Sinopec. The deal for oil storage is with SInopec. Full use of the refinery is not happening. It would need a gut job. Only refining done is last refining process. Mostly storage facilities being used. [www.ogj.com]

And Governor Mapp first went to China in 2016 over the use of old Hovensa plant. Had nothing to do with this president.

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SkysTheLimit
April 02, 2018 02:57PM

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Friend's neighbor in Texas is coming down on a 5 year deal. VP of a heat exchanger company. Hmmmm........ Lot's of heat exchangers on that property!

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janeinstx
April 02, 2018 03:26PM

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singlefin
April 02, 2018 03:36PM

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Melro52,
That's old news, the article you attached is from January 2016.

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janeinstx
April 02, 2018 03:44PM

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I waited in the cafeteria for him. He didn’t show up


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singlefin
Melro52,
That's old news, the article you attached is from January 2016.

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Ca. Dreamers
April 03, 2018 08:27AM

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So Jane........

Tell us Please.

CD


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janeinstx
I waited in the cafeteria for him. He didn’t show up


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singlefin
Melro52,
That's old news, the article you attached is from January 2016.

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janeinstx
April 04, 2018 03:08AM

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As soon as I know for sure

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Ca. Dreamers
April 04, 2018 08:40AM

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thumbs up

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janeinstx


As soon as I know for sure

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MosquitoBaitt
April 07, 2018 06:28AM

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FYI -

LimeTree Bay News

~ It's Always Beer Thirty!

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janeinstx
April 08, 2018 09:07PM

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That is their corporate web page. No new info there. Actually it’s a little out dated wink

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usvi84
April 19, 2018 09:13AM

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Has anyone seen this?

[www.epa.gov]

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janeinstx
April 19, 2018 01:19PM

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islandjoan
April 19, 2018 02:35PM

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Very interesting! Especially that janeinstx has seen it.


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usvi84
Has anyone seen this?

[www.epa.gov]

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janeinstx
April 19, 2018 04:18PM

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Posts: 656

I think it’s more interesting that USVI84’s first post was that

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islandjoan
Very interesting! Especially that janeinstx has seen it.


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usvi84
Has anyone seen this?

[www.epa.gov]

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