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Hovensa Executive Addresses Chamber of Commerce

Oct. 30, 2008 – The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce will host a membership luncheon at noon, on Friday, Oct. 31, at the Holiday Inn Windward Passage Hotel. Lawrence J. Kupfer, president and chief operating officer of Hovensa L.L.C., will be the guest speaker. Hovensa is a 500,000-barrel per-day joint venture refinery owned by Hess Corporation and Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) since October 2003.
Kupfer has over 25 years of refining experience, including 12-years involvement with the St. Croix refinery. His refining experience has included assignments in construction, technical services, operations, accounting, supply and trading, and administration. He has continued the company's program for excellence in refining. The refinery has significantly improved its safety record and overall levels of utilization.
According to Joe Aubain, Chamber executive director, "Mr. Kupfer will address Hovensa's impact on the local community and its position in the world market."
Members will have an opportunity for questions following Kupfer's presentation. The cost for the luncheon is $35 for chamber members and $40 for non-members. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling the Chamber office at 776-0100.

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Oct. 30, 2008 - The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce will host a membership luncheon at noon, on Friday, Oct. 31, at the Holiday Inn Windward Passage Hotel. Lawrence J. Kupfer, president and chief operating officer of Hovensa L.L.C., will be the guest speaker. Hovensa is a 500,000-barrel per-day joint venture refinery owned by Hess Corporation and Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) since October 2003.
Kupfer has over 25 years of refining experience, including 12-years involvement with the St. Croix refinery. His refining experience has included assignments in construction, technical services, operations, accounting, supply and trading, and administration. He has continued the company's program for excellence in refining. The refinery has significantly improved its safety record and overall levels of utilization.
According to Joe Aubain, Chamber executive director, "Mr. Kupfer will address Hovensa's impact on the local community and its position in the world market."
Members will have an opportunity for questions following Kupfer's presentation. The cost for the luncheon is $35 for chamber members and $40 for non-members. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling the Chamber office at 776-0100.