Oil-Storage Disaster Intensifies Cuban Energy Crisis

Cuba has brought under control a major fire that raged for five days at its main oil storage facility, consuming four of the eight tanks and severely hampering the country’s ability to import and store fuel for its ailing electricity system.

The disaster, which the government said was triggered by a lightning strike on Aug. 5, destroyed half of the oil storage capacity at the industrial port of Matanzas, about 50 miles east of the capital, Havana. The 2.4 million barrel capacity Matanzas terminal is Cuba’s main logistics center for the import, storage and distribution of fuel and the only port equipped to handle the supertankers used for oil transportation.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/oil-storage-disaster-intensifies-cuban-energy-crisis-11660237038 Oil-Storage Disaster Intensifies Cuban Energy Crisis

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