Tag: Limetree Bay Refinery

2 Men Injured, 1 Seriously, In Shooting Near Refinery Late This Morning: VIPD

SUNNY ISLE — Two men were injured — one seriously — in a shooting that took place near St. Croix’s oil refinery late this morning, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center was notified of two male gunshot victims who entered the Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center for treatment about 11:52 a.m. today, […]

Traffic Stop Of Black Sedan Near Refinery Finds Man With Unlicensed Gun: VIPD

SUNNY ISLE — Officers of the VIPD Special Operations Bureau executing a routine traffic stop on a black sedan near the St. Croix oil refinery discovered an unlicensed firearm near the passenger inside the vehicle, authorities said. Raheem Christian, 28, of Beeston Hill, was arrested at 12:00 p.m. today and charged with carrying of a […]

Limetree Bay Terminals Announces Reorganization and Staff Reductions

CHRISTIANSTED — In a move that it says is necessary to “remain viable in a competitive market,” Limetree Bay Terminals announced it will slash more than a quarter of its workforce just two weeks before Christmas. “Business activity has decreased following the indefinite closure of the Limetree Bay Refinery,” the oil-storage company that shares the […]

Limetree Bay Refinery Decommissioning Will Take Months, Company Tells Court

CHRISTIANSTED — The process of decommissioning the shuttered Limetree Bay refinery will take several months, the company’s owner told a Texas bankruptcy court this week. Limetree Bay, which filed last month for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has engaged investment bank Jefferies Financial Group Inc to run the sale of the St. Croix plant, likely in […]

Limetree Bay Files For Bankruptcy Protection After EPA Forced Shutdown

CHRISTIANSTED — Once the largest in the western hemisphere, Limetree Bay oil refinery filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in six years as federal authorities labeled it a danger to public health, dealing a blow to a private-equity investor and the territory’s struggling economy. The owners of the St. Croix refinery sought chapter […]

Was Governor Bryan Caught Off Guard By Limetree Bay Plant Closing? He Denies It

CHRISTIANSTED — The Bryan-Roach Administration was caught off guard Monday by the harsh suddenness, labor fallout and economic reality of September’s planned shutdown of the Limetree Bay refinery on St. Croix. Governor Albert Bryan did not say that he was given a courtesy call in advance of the Limetree Bay shutdown — the lynchpin of […]

Survey Finds Limetree Bay Refinery Impacted St. Croix Health Adversely

KINGSHILL — A day after the Limetree Bay Refinery announced it would cease operations in September, a Community Impact Survey continues to gather evidence of widespread health impacts from operational failures at the refinery. The Community Impact Survey is ongoing through July 9th, and all residents of St. Croix are encouraged to take the survey […]

Bryan Comments On Limetree Bay’s Decision To Lay Off 271 Workers, Suspend Refinery Operations ‘Indefinitely’

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement concerning Limetree Bay RefInery’s announcement to suspend the restart of refinery operations and lay off 271 employees: “Our administration continues to maintain its position of supporting a restart in refinery operations that fully considers the health and safety of St. Croix residents and the employees within […]

Governor Weighs In On EPA Conditions Limetree Bay Must Meet To Reopen

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement in response to the EPA’s announcement of conditions, including additional emissions monitoring, for resumption of refinery operations at Limetree Bay Refinery: “We welcome the EPA’s help in this matter, and we welcome the findings and the recommended actions aimed at protecting the community and ensuring a safe restart to […]

Toxic Gas Forces St. Croix Schools To Close Today; DPNR Investigating Origin Point

FREDERIKSTED — Early dismissals were announced for three St. Croix District schools today due to a gaseous odor affecting the air quality on the campuses, Education officials said. Schools impacted included Eulalie R. Rivera K-8, Arthur A. Richards K-8, and the St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center, the Virgin Islands Department of Education said. […]