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Agreement Aims to Restart Curacao Refinery
A view of the Isla Oil Refinery in Willemstad, Curacao. © TamasV

Agreement Aims to Restart Curacao Refinery

January 10, 2024

Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. and the owner of Refineria Isla have reached an agreement resolving a debt dispute and re-es ...

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Conditions Eased for Potential Isla Operator

August 16, 2023

The Curacao government has received interest from at least 15 companies to operate the Isla Refinery, the director of th ...

Search for Isla Operator Restarts Yet Again

Search for Isla Operator Restarts Yet Again

April 26, 2023

The Curacao government is again going back to step one in its effort to find a replacement operator for the Isla Refiner ...

Curacao Talks Proceed Despite Forged Docs

Curacao Talks Proceed Despite Forged Docs

January 18, 2023

In another twist of the Isla Refinery saga, Curacao government officials confirmed the preferred bidder seeking to opera ...

Consortium Seeks Isla Refinery Deal

Consortium Seeks Isla Refinery Deal

June 22, 2022

Refineria di Kursou, the Curacao government agency that owns the Isla Refinery, entered exclusive negotiations with a he ...

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Three Bids in for Curacao Refinery

April 13, 2022

Refineria di Kursou, the Curacao government agency that owns the Isla Refinery, received three bids from interested part ...

Locals Negotiate for Curacao Contract

Locals Negotiate for Curacao Contract

January 20, 2021

The government agency overseeing Curacao’s Isla Refinery has chosen to negotiate with a consortium of local organizati ...

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Isla Talks Stalled by Covid-19

May 22, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed negotiations toward a final agreement for the Klesch Group to become operator of Curac ...

Isla Refinery Agrees to Deal with Klesch

Isla Refinery Agrees to Deal with Klesch

January 1, 2020

Refineria di Korsou - the Curacao government entity that owns the Isla Refinery - announced an agreement last week for i ...

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Isla Refinery Takes Next Step In Operator Search

August 21, 2019

Refineria di Korsou - the Curacao government entity that owns the Isla Refinery - issued non-exclusive letters of intent ...

Isla Refinery Inches Toward New Operator

Isla Refinery Inches Toward New Operator

July 17, 2019

Companies have submitted non-binding proposals to manage and operate the sparsely run Isla Refinery in Curacao beginning ...

Curacao Visits Potential Refinery Partners

Curacao Visits Potential Refinery Partners

April 10, 2019

Curacao officials are again making rounds with potential partners interested in managing and modernizing the countrys Is ...