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Funny to see most major media shying away from showing the fire in El Palito refinery from this angle.

Self-censorship: thine homes are many.

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  1. Speaking of pictures, here is one of lightning striking the biggest oil refinery in the United Kingdom.

    LIGHTNING STRIKES DRAMATICALLY OVER THE FAWLEY OIL REFINERY, NEAR SOUTHAMPTON, UK.
    DESPITE REPEATED STRIKES APPEARING TO TOUCH GROUND ON THE ESSO-OWNED SITE, THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF FIRE OR DAMAGE, BUT THE STORM CREATED A SPECTACULAR LIGHTSHOW OVER SOUTHAMPTON WATER.

    Does this mean that the lightning is inherently biased in favor of imperialists? Or does this mean that the imperialists can control lightning? Other than installing lightning rods, of course.

    • Here is an example of a lightning-induced refinery fire in Oklahoma.

      Just before noon Friday, lightning struck the Wynnewood Oil Refinery in Garvin county. Officials say it hit a large storage tank holding 25,000 barrels of light oil, sparking a large explosion. KTEN’s Andrea Kurys was on the scene.

      Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials say two storms hit Wynnewood in less than an hour. Though they were small, they both produced giant lightning bolts.

      The explosion blew the roof of the barrel sky-high. Smoke could be seen for miles away. Luckily though, no one was injured.

      An emergency response team from the refinery was immediately on scene, as well as OHP officials, the Wynnewood police and fire departments and the Garvin County Sheriff’s office. The oil fire was contained in under an hour, but continued to burn all day.

      Everyone at the refinery was evacuated as a precaution.

      So, lightning-induced refinery fires do occur outside Venezuela. I don’t know the figures on the relative incidence of lightning-induced refinery fires. Bit we do know PDVSA’s track record of abysmal maintenance under Chavismo control.

  2. This fire at El Palito is the equivalent of the second jetliner hitting the second tower in Manhattan on September 11th 2001. The first plane was an accident………until……

    • This is just carbon hydrogen bonds in a oxidation-reduction reaction with Oxygen from the local environment, not a fire. Any claims by the contrary constitute an effort by the fascist opposition media to stir up doubts and trouble before the election. What is happening is a normal scientific process, it’s nothing to worry about, and if there is anything to worry about, it is all the fault of the empire. Don’t worry.

  3. do not sweat the trolls, says she, with her teflon super cape of which their words glance and slide off unaffected… ooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  4. After all, fire is said to be red…

    Roja Rojita como la sangre. Roja Rojita como los fuegos que la consumen ahorita.

    It’s ironic but no justice. Justice would have been for Rafael Ramirez to be sufficiently near the next explosion.

  5. “Sorprende lo ocurrido porque la refinería de El Palito siempre contó con uno de los mejores sistemas de pararrayos del mundo”, dijo el ingeniero Javier Larrañaga, ex gerente de refinación en Pdvsa. “En los años 90 se instalaron unos sistemas sofisticados justamente porque se trata de una región donde ocurren muchas tormentas”, acotó el experto.
    “Aunado a estos sistemas, todos los tanques de techo flotante fueron dotados de sistemas de elevación de espuma que permitía rápida respuesta no mayor a 20 minutos”, indica.

    http://el-nacional.com/economia/Pdvsa-pararrayos-Palito-descargas-electricas_0_49195088.html

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