Giant tank holds diesel at El Alto de Cartago

The national petroleum monopoly has put into service a $6.6 million diesel tank that can hold 100,000 barrels of fuel. The location is at El Alto de Cartago.

The company, the Refinadora Costarricense de PetrĂ³leo, said it spent $6.5 million locally to build the steel tank and also spent $1.1 million on material and items imported from the United States.

The tank is reported to have all the modern safety features, including outlets for water and foam to fight fires.

The roof is a dome of aluminum. And the whole project is surrounded by a dike in case of spills. This will be a major distribution center for tankers.

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