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Russian oil tanker bound for fire-ravaged Cuban terminal diverts to smaller port

Reuters 12 Aug 2022
The outages are a sign of how the accident is aggravating a long-standing energy crisis due to an obsolete power grid and lack of fuel ... in Cuba's history ... Cuba is heavily dependent on energy imports for everything from fuel for power generation to motor diesel and gasoline.
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While Cuba Deals with Blazing Fire, the U.S. Watches and Waits

GlobalResearch 11 Aug 2022
When lightning struck an oil tank in Cuba’s largest oil storage facility, it quickly exploded and began to ... This latest disaster – the largest oil fire in Cuba’s history – comes at a time when Cuba is currently undergoing an energy crisis due to soaring global fuel costs, as well as over-exploited and obsolete infrastructure.
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While Cuba Deals with Blazing Fire, the U.S. Heartlessly Watches and Waits

Scheerpost 11 Aug 2022
This latest disaster—the largest oil fire in Cuba’s history—comes at a time when Cuba is currently undergoing an energy crisis due to soaring global fuel costs, as well as over-exploited and obsolete infrastructure ... government pays lip service to helping in Cuba’s emergency, the truth is that U.S.
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US sanctions are blocking life-saving relief to Cuba

The Real News Network 11 Aug 2022
This fire will only exacerbate the energy crisis in Cuba, which has been racked with high fuel costs and aging infrastructure ... The US government offered “technical support” for the devastating fire, with no mention of sending specific material aid to Cuba ... agencies to provide direct and urgent assistance that Cuba is requesting.
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How sanctions are fueling the fire at Cuba’s Matanzas oil storage facility

Alternet 11 Aug 2022
On August 5, a major oil storage facility in Matanzas, Cuba, 65 miles east of Havana, was hit by lightning ... blockade, due to lack of availability of spare parts and scarcity of medicines in Cuba, respectively ... Even after the fire settles and the ashes remain, Cuba will struggle to rebuild these tanks and to solve its energy crisis.
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Firefighters subdue deadly blaze at key oil facility in Cuba

Federal News Radio 11 Aug 2022
HAVANA (AP) — A deadly fire that consumed at least half of a large oil facility in western Cuba and threatened to worsen the island’s energy crisis has been largely controlled after nearly five days, authorities said Wednesday.
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Cuba’s enormous blaze fuels fears of instability even as flames are doused

The Observer 10 Aug 2022
The five-day blaze at Cuba’s main oil storage facility in Matanzas was sparked by lightning on Friday night ... By then, it had killed at least one person and injured 125 others, and dealt a critical blow to Cuba’s energy infrastructure ... When something like this happens, everyone comes together – because if Cuba has one thing, it’s humanity.”.
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US Watches as Cuban Fire Rages

Consortium News 10 Aug 2022
This disaster — the largest oil fire in Cuba’s history — comes at a time when Cuba is currently undergoing an energy crisis due to soaring global fuel costs, as well as over-exploited and obsolete infrastructure ... government pays lip service to helping in Cuba’s emergency, the truth is that U.S ... Stand with Cuba.
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Cuba fuel depot blaze 'under control'

Jamaica Observer 10 Aug 2022
MATANZAS, Cuba (AFP)— Firefighters on Wednesday declared that a days-old blaze engulfing a fuel depot has finally been brought under control, although not yet extinguished ... The disaster comes at a time when Cuba -- with an outdated energy network and persistent fuel shortages -- has faced mounting difficulties in meeting energy demands.
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5 things to know for August 10: Primaries, Trump, Ukraine, Monkeypox, Cuba

Henry Herald 10 Aug 2022
The ban marks the first coordinated embargo by the EU on the vast energy exports that power Russia's economy and generate hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue each year ... Cuba ... Matanzas is Cuba's largest port for receiving crude oil and fuel imports ... The huge blaze comes at a time when Cuba faces a deepening energy crisis amid fuel shortages.
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Oil facility fire jeopardises Cuba’s frail electric system

The Gleaner 10 Aug 2022
A deadly fire that began at a large oil storage ...
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Cuban fuel storage facility extinguishes after burning for five days

MENA FN 10 Aug 2022
(MENAFN) After raging for five days, a large fire at a fuel storage facility in Cuba has finally been put out. The site has been wrecked, and the island's capacity to generate energy has been put at ... .
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As Cuba struggles to put out oil tank fire, questions about disaster response mount

Finger Lakes Times 09 Aug 2022
“They were not prepared to handle a disaster of this magnitude,” said Jorge Piñón, the director of the Latin America and Caribbean Energy and Environmental Program at the University of Texas at Austin, who monitors Cuba’s oil industry ... Cuba’s energy system is tattered, with several generating units already out of commission or under maintenance.
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Oil facility fire jeopardizes Cuba’s frail electric system

Federal News Radio 09 Aug 2022
HAVANA (AP) — A deadly fire that began at a large oil storage facility in western Cuba spread on Monday, threatening to plunge the island into a deeper energy crisis as it forced officials to shut down a key thermoelectric plant.
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Oil facility fire jeopardizes Cuba's frail electric system

The Lawton Constitution 09 Aug 2022
HAVANA (AP) — A deadly fire that began at a large oil storage facility in western Cuba spread on Monday, threatening to plunge the island into a deeper energy crisis as it forced officials to shut down a key thermoelectric plant ... Chief Alexander Ávalos of Cuba's fire department told Televisión Cubana.

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