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The U.S. Census has opened offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas, as well as in each of the U.S. insular territories, in anticipation of the upcoming 2020 Census, Assistant Interior Secretary Doug Domenech said.
Ten people recorded positive comments in favor of Limetree Bay Terminal and Refinery's application Friday for a Clean Air Act Plantwide Applicability Limit permit and one person spoke of her concerns in giving the corporation such control.
A portion of the former Hovensa refinery on St. Croix is on schedule to resume refining oil by year's end, according to Limetree Bay Ventures, parent company of Limetree Bay Terminals and Limetree Bay Refining.
On Friday, Limetree Bay Terminals recognized 20 young Virgin Islanders who completed Limetree’s 2019 summer internship program.
Seven years after Hovensa stopped refining oil on St. Croix, 35 new operators decided to be part of the effort to make the island a major player in the energy industry again. The group represents Limetree Bay Refining’s first graduating class from a six-week program on refinery basics.
Limetree Bay Refining celebrated 35 graduates – all Virgin Islanders – from its first Basic Operator Training Class. Nine were women. That’s about 26 percent, or a little more than a quarter, which almost mirrors the national statistics on women working in STEM fields.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced Tuesday the details of an operating agreement between the government and ArcLight Capital Partners’ Limetree Bay Holdings for the sale of Hovensa.
Last week Monarch Energy Partners Inc. reaffirmed its interest in purchasing the shuttered Hovensa oil refinery on St. Croix in hopes of operating the facility at full capacity and returning jobs to the territory.