(QCOSTARICA) The state refinery, the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (RECOPE), is building in Moin, Limon, the largest storage tank in the country for fuel storage, in order to ensure future supply.
The tank, that will be used to store 350.000 barrels of diesel fuel, is part of a project to increase volume at the Moin port. In addition to this work, RECOPE is also building two other tanks, each with a volume of 100.000 barrels, one to store super gasoline, the other bunker fuel.
The cost of the project is US$47 million dollars and is to be completed by the end of the year.
According to RECOPE, its investment plans for the Caribbean (Atlantic) docks new infrastructure projects include such as the expansion of the docks to store liquefied petroleum gas as part of the Sistema y Almacenamiento de Gas Licuado de Petróleo (Sagas) in eight different plants around the country: four in La Garita (Alajuela), two in el Alto (Cartago) and two in Barranca (Puntarenas).
In addition, the plan is to construct two more tanks for bunker fuel and two more for asphalt, for sales in Moin.