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Fisheries minister fired for slip of tongue over Yeosu oil spill

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye on Thursday fired the head of the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries, Yoon Jin-sook, for making a series of inappropriate remarks over a recent oil spill and for a late response to the incident. On Jan. 31, a speeding Singapore-registered tanker collided into pipelines operated by GS Caltex, the country's second-largest refiner, causing an oil spill into waters off the coast of Yeosu, 455 kilometers south of Seoul.

Fisheries minister fired for slip of tongue over Yeosu oil spill

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye on Thursday fired the head of the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries, Yoon Jin-sook, for making a series of inappropriate remarks over a recent oil spill and for a late response to the incident. On Jan. 31, a speeding Singapore-registered tanker collided into pipelines operated by GS Caltex, the country's second-largest refiner, causing an oil spill into waters off the coast of Yeosu, 455 kilometers south of Seoul.

Fisheries minister fired for slip of tongue over Yeosu oil spill

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye on Thursday fired the head of the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries, Yoon Jin-sook, for making a series of inappropriate remarks over a recent oil spill and for a late response to the incident. On Jan. 31, a speeding Singapore-registered tanker collided into pipelines operated by GS Caltex, the country's second-largest refiner, causing an oil spill into waters off the coast of Yeosu, 455 kilometers south of Seoul.

GS Caltex to start talks on oil spill compensation

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Yonhap) -- GS Caltex Co., a South Korean oil refiner blasted for late response to last week's oil leak, said Tuesday it will start talks on compensation with fishermen and relevant agencies. On Friday, a speeding Singapore-registered tanker collided into pipelines operated by GS Caltex, the country's second-largest refiner, causing an oil spill into waters off the coast of Yeosu, 455 kilometers south of Seoul.

GS Caltex-heavy-oil plant

SEOUL, March 17 (Yonhap)-- GS Caltex Co., South Korea's second-largest oil refinery, said Sunday that it has started commercial operation of its fourth heavy oil processing plant. GS Caltex spent 1.3 trillion won (US$1.2 billion) to build the plant in Yeosu, 455 kilometers south of Seoul, that converts heavy oil into transportation fuels like gasoline and diesel, the company said in a statement.
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