Senators call HOVENSA gas announcement 'scare tactics,' extortion and corporate bullying

ST. CROIX - Senators on Tuesday reacted strongly to HOVENSA's threat to shut down the supply of gasoline to St. Croix in January unless the Legislature ratifies a proposed operating agreement with the prospective buyers of the refinery by mid-December.

Some lawmakers characterized HOVENSA as a "corporate bully," while others said they are taking the company's statement seriously.

Meanwhile, HOVENSA spokesman Alex Moorhead has begun reaching out to senators, "to make them aware of the plan for the shutdown of the facility and to explain to them the circumstances that have made this necessary and to answer any questions they may have about that," he said.

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