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Open forum: Port Hamilton Refining and Transportation Prepares for Safe Start Up

Port Hamilton Refining and Transportation LLLP (file photo)

Port Hamilton Refining and Transportation LLLP (PHRT) wishes to assure the public that despite recent reports of concerns about the safety of the facility, the company continues maintaining the facility it purchased in January of this year in preparation for a safe start-up.

The recent EPA inspection was a collaborative process with PHRT personnel. EPA has requested additional information, which PHRT will provide and will have independent third-party certified inspectors to inspect the equipment identified to address any concerns about systems mechanical integrity. We have a team of experienced refinery personnel, who are supported by industry experts, monitoring systems daily, and working diligently to mitigate any potential safety hazards.

As we have stated before, the safety of our refinery employees and the safety of the community is our number one priority.

Editor’s note: Fermin Rodriguez is the vice president and refinery manager of Port Hamilton Refining and Transportation LLLP, 1 Estate Hope, Christiansted, VI 00820-5652

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