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Chavez confirms oil refinery for Dominica

Published:Monday | January 14, 2008 | 10:33 AM

Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, confirmed that his country would soon start to construct an oil refinery in Dominica.

Mr. Chavez said this would be done as part of his government\'s efforts towards regional economic integration.

He also said the refinery would be used to distribute Venezuelan crude to other islands in the Eastern Caribbean.

Dominica and several other CARICOM countries have signed on to Venezuela\'s energy pact Petro Caribe.