Sad story, the closing will probably do major economic damage to the island.
And then a "OWS" moron shows up...
Thu Jan 19, 2012, 01:07 PM
Major Oil Refinery To Close In US Virgin Islands
Last edited Thu Jan 19, 2012, 01:15 PM USA/ET
Man, this is going to hurt a lot of people.
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — One of the world's largest oil refineries will close next month, the company announced Wednesday, stunning nearly 2,000 workers and threatening to upend the reeling economy of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Industry analysts said the closure is unlikely to have a major effect on the global oil market, but Gov. John de Jongh described the loss of the territory's largest private employer as "a complete body blow" for the U.S. territory of about 108,000 people.
Response to greytdemocrat (Original post)
Thu Jan 19, 2012, 03:14 PM
4. wonderful place, St. Croix
Been there many times.
My father worked at Hovensa during the late 90s, early 00s. He and my mom lived in St. Croix, sometimes in the Hovensa compound (after hurricanes for example) and at other times in rented homes on the island.
I loved that I could call the island "home" for awhile, and visit often. It's a beautiful place, with many wonderful people. The Hovensa jobs, and the downstream jobs it generated will be sorely missed.
Angel in Texas
Response to angel823 (Reply #4)
Thu Jan 19, 2012, 03:49 PM
7. What happens to the compound?
Anyone up for "Occupying" it after the workers leave?
Occupy a Oil Refinery...