As reported by the Wall Street Journal:
“A raging fire at Venezuela's largest oil refinery spread to a third storage tank Monday as the death toll from the initial explosion rose to 48.”
“Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez, who earlier in the day had said the fire was contained to two large tanks holding crude oil, confirmed later that the roof of a third unit had caught fire. …
He also rejected claims of underinvestment into upkeep, saying state oil monopoly Petróleos de Venezuela, or PdVSA, has invested $4.8 billion into Amuay in the last six years.The number of people killed in the explosion that rocked the refinery early Saturday rose to 48.”
Good thing that oil refinery is owned by the Venezuelan government, headed by that champion of the poor, Hugo Chavez, rather than one of those rich millionaires and billionaires that keep President Obama up at night.