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Title: Aruba Esso news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: 1984
Frequency: biweekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Petroleum industry and trade -- Periodicals -- Aruba   ( lcsh )
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Language: Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1940-
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The ARUBA ESSO NEWS is published for all Editor: Mrs. Myrna Jansen-Feliciano
Lago employees. Please contact the Editor for Translation into Papiamento by: Mr. G. W. Bosse
permission to reprint or reproduce any portion of Photographs by: Joe's Photographic Service
this magazine. Printer: Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerijen N.V.
VOLUME 46 NO. 8


President Cavallaro:

excellent work performed

through these years...


Sixty years ago, when Aruba was
still an island of few resources and
employment, our Company began
to operate as a transshipping
terminal, first in the Oranjestad
harbour and later in the San
Nicolas port. Soon after that, the
Lago Oil & Transport Company --
officially established as a
Corporation in Ottawa, Canada
on August 12. 1924 -- started its
journey into the world of oil
business by refining its first lew
barrels of Venezuelan crude in
1929. That marked the beginning
of a period of growth, a history of
achievement, a lifetime of
development for Lago and Aruba.
We are all familiar with the
development of Lago over the last
60 years. Lago became one of the
largest, safest, and most modern
refineries in the world. Several
million dollars were spent
expanding the refinery.
modernizing its facilities and
training its personnel. Our
Company has played a key role in
the development of the island
and its community and has become
one of the major pillars of the
Aruban economy.
In the last lew years, Lago has
continued to invest large sums of
money to modernize its facilities
and maintain its competitive
position. Since 1979, over 125
million dollars capital investment
have been made to improve
product yields, reduce fuel
consumption, improve salfet and
reliability. The Relinery spent 30
million dollars alone to install t\wo
new computer-controlled high
elliciency boilers that replace six
old units. A 15 million dollar
project has iccently been
completed to recover butane from
the refinery gas system and
upgrade this to LPG lor export. In
addition, expenditures of 270
million dollars have been incn iicd
in the last few yea rs to upgrade
maintenance standards, e(tqipmntIl
reliability, and housekeeping.


Lago has alw avs responded vec \
rapicll\ to the changing business
environment. rel\ ing on
competent, skillfull and lo\al
eml)lo ees 95% of whom arc
Antilleans. This ability to handle
changes has recently\ been )put to
the test. prompted Ib the cutback
in ciude supplies Irom 300 to 180
KBD and the increase in crude
pricing x which ocui red last
December.
Lago has reacted veix eflectively
to this nex difficult situation. bI
streamlining its operations and
adjusting its organization
accordingl. The workforce has
been reduced by 30% in an orcderl\
manner. With the cooperation
fiom all our employees and inion
representatives. w\e have been able
to implement significant changes
in a very short period of time
without impairing safety\ and(
reliability We now have a leancr.
more efficient organization. B\
minimizing our costs and
impro\ ing otur competitiveness, w\ c
are in a better position to lace the
challenges ahead.
Regarding our future. I can
reassure oul that \we are sparing
no ellorts to seek a satisfactol\


Sesenta afia pasa. tempo cu .\Alba
talata ainda tn isla cu poco
recurso e empleo. nos Compania a
cuminia operr como tin lcl minal
di transborldacion. piomrn den lal
di Oranjestad \ dclptics den lihal
di San Nicolas. Poco tcil)npo
desputis di escx. I .ago Oil &
Transport Compan\ --
olicialm ntce establcci comio Li
coirporacion na Ottaxia. Canada.
dia 12 di Augustus 1924 -- a
cu(nin/ua s i viahl den c mnundo di


President Antonio Cavallaro

long teim n uppl) ai I anmeni'nt
with outi c(iic '11ppli)cl to t'ns1U1 '
the \iabilit\ of (ol1 opelation and
to continue 1t contributed to lt
plospce il\ of out emll)!o\X t'' iland
the Atlba)an (olmmunlllli\.
I would like to take the
oppiorlunit of Lago', 60th
anni\ 'sarN elchi ation to e\tIcil
to all its piese'nt and pjIt
emll)loX\ e. 0111 ImOst incll'el
glatitud lIoi the c (clllcnt \\) i k
pcrloimncl thloutih lhec \ )i..u
and a mo't coldinl N\ih1 ioi lti\
inot.' \c'I of nulltual i omnivtnictl


nego'hi di a/ua c loot cli iclfinai I
p1lo11n( poco bil ilnain di clirdo
\'nc/olano ni 1929 I,;e .1 mui1.i(
c c(onii'n/io di nin pii lodo d!i
( c'me ntll). u hi'torla ( d lu' iio.
tilln cursO di )ilda di (d 'l10)t piM
Lago \i A bliia.
Noli t i naI hal ,iuia di c
(lr to\l o (h1 L.-l 1 i lul llil.ii I' lilllt
60 ailalian l~ago ai bii in ill (i c
letinriian.nl di iii', giandi. niia,
,igut \ mllil loocl rio di ntlndo.
Valio> million dollar a \\oido -


President Cavallaro:

excelente trabao

had durante aanan ...


Mil


ARUBA ESSO NEWS


60th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE




60th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3 1


gasui na expand c iclinct ia,
model ni/a e Iacilidadnan, l
ienlltel(i st personal. Conmpania a
hunga il paplel cla\e den e
desaroyo di c isla \ c comunldad(
\ a I)ira un di e pilarnan principal
di e econolmia Ambano.
Den c ultimo afianan aki. Lago a
sigi inI\cili sumanan giandi di
Splaca a iodclni/a s't
acli(idadnaln nltmllctll MI posicionl
(olinlpelidoi. De)tl 1979. lmas cu
125 million dollar na capitall a
\\oldo invcili pa nichoi c
Irndinlicilo di pi(oductlo. ieduci
( OMlimno
  • scti idad \ conlial)ilidad. E"
    I.linclia a gasta 30 million dollar
    (si pa inl alai doh Iboilel nobo di
    icullilnn'nio lialto \ conltrohi pa
    (ol l)lp tad(ol. pa ictnlplaz/i sCis
    unidadnan bicut. i'n projccto di
    15 million dollar a I nii cla
    Ic( ie(ill imcl in pa icol i )butano
    for di c sistema di gas di refineria,
    p)a c \\oido mchola i conI\''rti den














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    lupsi and ad(I ns. its molmenls of(
    gloi \ and liimes oi tincei L ainl. But
    1 st\ \ \ ills b)\ itself is all
    S((( niplishnicil Foi amn (om]pan\
    to ha\c t (\istcld lot 60 (3als. mani\
    ltillngs nIList lia\c been functioning
    I eight
    One of those lat lois, and also the
    ltalctest asset a (omnpa)n ('an hae,.
    is its \\oik lotce. L.ag(o empl)io\ese
    \(eret al\sals kno\n to ble
    laid\ oi king. dledi(ated and lo\al.
    able to meet challenges as theill(
    came along And that is patil aside
    it orn soind management, of \\hat
    (ontili buled to lago's 60-\ car
    liston\ achiieemenls.
    Belidtes a stead\ take-home pa\.
    \\hat iunlangible \alles do
    employees attrilutte to then
    employers. Foi some emp)lo\ ces,
    I ago ma\ )be juSt a place to "1oi k
    to earn a li\ ing. For mail others,
    however, I.ago means a lillle more
    than that: a place to gro\\
    pi oessionally, an olportunnit to


    conliabilidad di cquipo. \ maneho
    domestic.
    Lago semper a iespond6 hopi liher
    na c c(ambionan den c ambience
    comcicial. dependiendo ariba un
    loira oblreril compltene,. halbil y
    leal. di coal 95% ta Antilliano.
    Recicntemente abilidad di trata cu
    camlionan. a woirdo someti na un
    pirueba. causal door di e irduccion
    den c suministracion di ciudo li
    300 pa 180 mil bail pa dia y e
    aumento den e preis di crudo na
    December ultimo.
    Lago a reacciona hopi efectivo
    at iba e situation nobo y dificil aki.
    haciendo si opciacionnan lacil y
    suave. \ ahustando e organization
    conlorme e situation. Nos lorza
    olbrril a word reduce cu 30% na
    un mancra ordenA. Cu e
    cooperation di tinr nos empleado y
    repcrsentantenan di sindicato.
    getencia por a implement
    camlionan hopi significativo den
    tn period hopi cortico sin
    pcriudica seguridad y
    confiabilidad. Nos tin awor iun
    stiuctura di organization cu ta
    menos denso y mas eficiente.
    Reduciendo nos gastonan y


    19 I1111TI' I I I

    meet challenges, a chance to prove
    one's capabilities .....
    Some employees, with different
    backgrounds, education, and years
    ol service, were asked to give their
    personal views on what they value
    most in their jobs. Here are the
    answers:
    * On August 12, 1984, the same
    date that Lago completed its 60th
    anniversary. Hubert Dirks, better
    known as "Molli", commemorated
    his 10th year ol service. Molli is at
    present an Advance I
    Instrumentman in the
    Instruments< Electrical Section of
    the (Opeations Department. An
    avid sports player, lie organizes
    man2 sports activities lor his
    section. "You need recreation," he
    says. "especially if you work hard.
    The tournaments we organize lot
    Lago employees creates a good
    atmosphere between (he
    employees." How about woik.?
    "Lago is a competitive company,
    so \ou have to demonlstate that
    \oil can do the job. In our section
    there is a lot of competition;
    everybody\ has to keep up to date


    mehorando nos base pa
    competencia, nos ta den un mihor
    position pa enfrentA e retonan
    actual.
    Tocante nos luturo, mi kier
    ieasegurai b)oso tur cu nos no ta
    vasila pa haci tur esfiuezo pa trata
    na logra in areglo satislactorio pa
    tn suminis\atrion ariba un
    tcrmino largo cu e
    suministiadornan di crudo pa
    sigur"i e viabilidad di nos
    operation y continue cu nos
    contribucion na e prosperidad di
    nos empleadonan y e comunidad
    Arubano.
    Mi kier tume a oportunidad di
    Lago su celebration di 60 aria pa
    extended na tur e empleadonan
    actual y di pasado, nos mas sincere
    gratitud pa e trabao excelente cu a
    scr haci durante e afianan aki .....
    y un deseo masha cordial pa hopi
    mas afia di compromise mutuo .....


    Esso News cover drawn by
    Giolina Henriquez, a local
    professional artist.


    A PLACE


    TO GROW


    Any ambitions? "To reach as far as I can
    ...." said Moffi, an Advance I Instrument-
    man in the lnstruments/Electrical Section
    of the Operations Department.


    M








    ARUBA ESSO NEWS 60th ANNIVERSAIlY ISSUE A


    with the new technology and that
    is very demanding. I think my job
    is challenging, because often I
    have to repair new equipment
    without getting specific training for
    it; and, when problems arise, I
    have to troubleshoot until I can
    solve the problems ....." Any
    ambitions? "To reach as lar as I
    can." said Molli. "although, a lot
    depends on the opportunities that
    will come my way ....."
    * A graduated marine
    engineer, Randolph Pcterson, had
    worked as such for 7-1/2 years for
    Shell, ashore and on board of
    ships. For the last 6-1/2 years he
    held a job as Coordinator Ship
    Manager and Purchasing Manager
    for the Dok Maatschappij in
    Curacao. With those 14 years of
    experience behind him, he was
    employed by Lago as Group Head
    of the Storehouse Materials
    Operation in October of '83. "I
    personally believe it was
    advantageous lor me to have
    started my career at Lago in this
    section, and, at that time. because
    I was able to use my experience to
    introduce and implement many
    changes," commented Randolph.
    He explained: "Due to the 38%
    manpower reduction in ourt
    section, reorganization had to take
    place, things had to be changed.
    corrected, and employees had to
    be trained to take each other's job.
    And all that had to be
    accomplished while we were
    working towards a more
    acceptable level of service."
    In the short time he has been with
    the Company, what are
    Randolph's experiences so lar?
    "One of the things I appreciate is
    that I had the opportunity\ to
    attend good training programs
    here," he said. "such as the
    Compensation, Transition, and
    First Line Supervisory workshops.
    Another type of training that I
    consider to be very important, and
    wish to promote lor our section, is
    on-the-job training. Teaching
    people why certain things should
    be done creates in them more
    interest for their work, which in
    turn encourages them to produce
    more in quality and quantity. "
    "Furthermore, from my o\wn
    experience, I can sa\ that those in
    a higher position than you value
    your input. I have personally not
    yet experienced that mi boss asks
    me a question and then just files
    the answer. I lfel that mi opinion
    is valued and to me that is how\
    your superior expresses that lhe


    values your expertise, because that
    is how I deal with my subordinates
    also."
    Having worked at two other laige
    companies prior to joining Iago,
    in k hat aspect does I.ago stand
    out the most to Randolph? "The
    lact that Lago is a production
    oriented organization." he said.
    "In man\ other organizations" he
    explained, "two persons employed
    in the same position on the same
    date have to start with and
    continue with the same salai lor
    as long as they perform the same
    work. I don't believe in that
    system. Here, at Lago. \our
    opportunities for advancement and
    your growth in income are
    determined by your performance.
    And I think that is the best s stem.
    Some people sa\ that monex is a
    demotivator. but I don't believe it
    is ....."

    * In 1947, Anselmo Semeleer
    enrolled in the Lago Vocational
    School as an apprentice. As he was
    reminiscing about those cla\ s. he
    indicated that attending that
    school was one ol the most
    significant events in all his \eais of
    employment with Lago. "It is
    through the Lago Vocational
    School that I became a first class
    carpenter." he said.
    One of the pleasant experience,
    that stands out the most in his 37
    years with Lago were his 16 teats
    as master of "driving piles." "I anm
    the onlu person still at Lago \\ ho
    has witnessed how piles were
    driven into the sea bottom w\ hen
    Rcelberth I was built."
    commented Anselmo. "In that job.
    I have worked togethcl txithl
    geologists, performing dredging g
    work. checking sea mo\ementi.
    and pile dri\ ing. It \\as hard
    \ orik."
    In the 1970's. hox\\e\ci. Iago sold
    the pile driver, and Anselmo then
    moved to the Process Fuels
    Division. On Januair Ist of this
    xear. he became a permanent
    opel atoi.
    Anselmo is an active member ol
    the Independent Oil \Work rs
    t'nion of Aruba hax ing scried a',
    board member, shop steward, and
    I'nion Pl sident from 1978 to
    1982.

    * I want to broaden my
    horizon, learn mlole. leach otllhci
    \\hat I'\e learned, and
    subsequently establish a nmole
    product ie workplace said
    Baibara Lee. a S\ stems Anaklst inl
    the Mathematics, Computtc and
    Systems Division of the


    Administrative Department.
    Barbara, who has had some prior
    expeijencc in computer
    apl libations in the united d States,
    joined Lago in Octobel of 1982.
    At the stall of her (alei here, she
    \\as assigned to maintain the
    pcisonnel sx stem. Altri a \hile.
    she became the main S\stems
    Analyst of the Hewtlett Pa(kaid
    3000 computeR system.
    "The He\\lett Packaid piojec t was
    a big challenge fol me." said
    Bailrara. becausee it meant
    lea ning a totally neN\ c(onpuitei
    system and application. In
    addition, the HP is a teal-time on-
    line sstem. This means that an\
    processed transaction \xill take


    Nir


    "... Lago has stimulated ni professional
    growth, "said Barbara Lee. Sstents.In a-
    lyst in the Adminiistrative Department.


    place immediately Manali'mcnl
    looking into lmoi on-line \.N sitn1.
    foi Lago. One of im lutliii
    challenges is also to Ibet i lok ed
    \\ithl the implementation of those
    s stemlls.
    .\notliei detail that Bai )aina alue,
    in her job at LaIwo is the hti that
    sliet las had the oppoitunit\ to
    attend main courses hi.e and
    abroad "This lias ('nh.itncd lil
    dl\ elopnment of im (alcct l .A111d li.s
    created ctlici(nc es in mi\ \\oik.
    she c ommlenteled. "I c'lan (t.iiainl\
    sa\ tilil Laio has stimulated m\
    pi otssional ai ox ith.

    * C. Victor Hunt, at present a
    Contact Engineer in lthe
    Opel atioll Suppolt Dix ision. has
    l)een a Lago tor fli\ \x'als altet
    gi duialing x\ithl a Masilcsi dlegIcc
    inl Chemical cnginiel in, from tih'
    [I]nisst\i of Tl\enxile i1 Holland
    At L;ago lite has ;also \ontked in
    Ptioccss Dtsign and Business
    Planning & Coordiinalion. Flishi


    I


    ARUBA ESSO NEWS


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    S60th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE ARUBA ESSO NEWS 5


    otill ( 1 [ ni\el 'l\. u hat \\ 'ic \Vic'
    iieatcst < hallencs ""I le biggest
    ( hli1ill I 1 had \\ lien I tait tcd
    illth Lago," Iha said. "\a's to
    dc\ elop) nl\ intle p)('i ', al
    a( o)l niiuII( m liin-n skill,. \ti'-,u nhi\
    Ic( h ;il i t cllcctl u l skill s.i l
    i<) ,mise I ha\ c found i that usingt
    lthis intle pcisn)olil olgIuiai/alli al
    skills ;tc n (c ,ssa \ in o(lde to bet
    II l" tlo ill( lion inll am
    o( .ani ai/ioni As i imattei ol fact. I
    bliie\c tllia gelling thing done in
    I big o i iani/ation sIu ih as Lago.
    \\ icl \ oi hali\ ( ilci ent lo ( es
    a< ling in dillfi enl dirc( tions, is Ithe
    I most valuable skill a piolessional

    Ho\x about challenges in tihe
    te( hnical lield' Vic leels that the
    (oniplc\li\ of the refincri itself is a
    < hallcnge. "\\ hen \on \\ork in a
    t tcinel \\ liere c\ ei thing has to
    heI done in harimoln (l)ecause all
    the lllunit iea in(lecolnlnctceld)." he
    said. "\on have to gain knowledge


    I-
    "The biggest challenge I had when Istar-
    ted with Lago ... was to develop my inter-
    personal communications skills, ..." said
    Vic Hunt, Contact Engineer in the Opera-
    tions Support Division of the Technical
    Department.


    aboul all the units, and that
    (n it hes your technical
    know ledge." The fact that Lago is
    a 60-\eat old relincry with some
    old equipment is not discouraging
    to Vu. "On the contrary," he
    said. "it is a challenge to do a
    good job so you can keep it going
    foi another 60 years. And besides,
    because Lago is old. there are a lot
    of highly experienced people
    around. Working with them is
    valuable lor the development of a
    new engineer."

    In conclusion, Vie said that every
    day of work is a challenge Ior him.
    "You just have to keep on
    perfecting yourself" he said, "and
    if things aren't going too well, it's
    a big challenge to try to make'em
    better."


    III


    Secsnta aia . center un bida proba na
    1 sesenta afianan c\ no tur ora Algun en
    talbata ailanain prspero. Manera antecedei
    den bida di cialquici persona, e afianan d
    Conpania ltabata tin sit temponan wordo pu
    ion \ malo. sit temponan di gloria opinion;
    \ di inwsguiidad Piero scsenta aria nan ta va
    inba st mes ta un logo calba. Pa Ata e cor
    ctiialluiei compania a exist 60
    a;ia. hopi cos mestcr tabata Dia 12
    inll( iona b nl .... mesun fec
    I'n di e fta(tonan. \ tambe c su di 60 a
    c. lemento di (xito di mas giandi cu mihor coi
    tinl (ompania poI till. a su1 loria conmcmo
    obtri il I'mpleadonan di Lago servicio. (
    seimpei lalata conoci pa ta traha Advance
    dfmo. pa ta dedit( y leal. Instrumer
    competent' pa enhelntai retonan Operatiol
    seR-un nan tahata present nan deportista
    mes. Y cese\ la ilarti. ademas di tin hopi acti,
    maneho sano. di loke a contribui section. "
    na e 16gronan di Lago den su recreacior
    histo lia di 60 aria. especiallyi
    Fuei a di un salario liho pa nan E torneor
    hiba cas. kiko la e halornan empleado
    intangible cu ernpleadonan ta bon ambi
    atilbui na nan donio di tiabao? empl)eado
    Pa algun empleado e ta s6lamente trabao? "
    tn ilgar pa nan traha y gana competed
    nan pan. Pa hopi 6tronan, sin- demonstr
    embargo Lago ta significant utn poco trabao. D
    mas (cui esec: un lugai pa crice ompeten
    prolesionAlmenth, un Ol ortunidad keda "up
    pa enlicnta t etonan, un cliens pa nobo \ es


    n capacidadnan .....
    npleado, cu
    ntenan, education, y
    Ii servicio distinto, a
    rntra pa duna nan
    an personal ariba loke
    tlora mas den nan trabao.
    Itestanan aki:

    di Augustus, 1984, e
    cha cu Lago ta completA
    niversario, Hubert Dirks,
    noci como "Molli", a
    ira su di 10 afia di
    Actualmente Molti ta un
    I Instrumentman den e
    nts/Electrical Section di
    ns Department. Un
    ansioso, e ta organize
    'idadnan deportivo pa su
    'Bo tin mester di
    n," e ta bisa,
    mente si bo ta traha duro.
    an cu nos ta organize pa
    nan di Lago ta crea un
    ente entire c
    nan." Con 0o ta hafia e
    Lago ta un compania
    or. pesei bo mester
    A cu bo por haci e
    ten nos seccion tin hopi
    cia: ttur hendc master
    -to-date" cu e tecnologia
    ey la hopi exigente. Mi


    UN LUGAR


    PA CRECE


    ta hafia cu mi trabao ta retador,
    pasobra hopi biaha mi mester
    drecha equipo nobo sin hafia
    entrenamiento specific pe; y, ora
    cu surgi problema, mi mester
    "troubleshoot" te ora cu mi
    resolve e problemanan ....."
    Bo tin ambicionnan? "Pa yega te
    unda mi p6r," Molli a bisa,
    "aunke, hopi ta depend di e
    oportunidadnan cu lo bini mi
    caminda ....."

    * Un ingeniero naval gradual,
    Randolph Peterson, a traha como
    tal pa 7-1/2 afia pa Shell, na tera
    y na bordo di barconan. Pa e
    ultimo 6-1/2 aria su trabao tabata
    Coordinator Ship Manager y
    Purchasing Manager na Dok
    Maatschappij na Curaqao. Cu 14
    aina di experiencia su tras. ela
    word empleA pa Lago como
    Group Head di Storehouse
    Materials Operation na October di
    '83. "Ami pcrsonalmente ta kcie
    cu labata ventahoso pami pa a
    cuminzA mi camera na Lago den e
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    experiencia pa introduce y
    implementA hopi cambionan,"
    Randolph a comenta. Ela splica:
    "Pa motibo cu e personal den nos
    seccion a wordo reduce cu 38%,
    reorganization mester a tuma
    lugar, cosnan mester a word
    cambia, corehi, y empleadonan
    mester a wordo entren6 pa tuma
    trabaonan di otro. Y tur esey a
    wordo logrA mientras cu nos
    tabata traha pa yega na un nivel
    di servicio mas acceptable."
    Den e corto tempo cu e tin cu e


    pasobra ta asina ami ta trata cu
    esnan cu ta traha bao di mi
    tambe."
    Despues di a traha anteriormente
    pa dos otro companianan grand,
    prom6 cu ela drenta servicio di
    Lago, den ki aspect Lago ta
    resalta mas pa Randolph? "E
    hecho cu Lago ta un organization
    orientA ariba production," ela
    bisa. "Den hopi otro
    organization," cla splica, "dos
    hende cu wordo emplea den e
    mesun position ariba e mesun
    fecha mester cuminzA y sigi cu e
    mesun salario tanten cu nan haci e
    mesun trabao. Ami no ta kere den
    e sistema ey. Aki na Lago, bo
    oportunidadnan pa avanzA y e
    aumento den bo salario ta word
    determine a base di e trabao cu bo
    ta ehecuta. Y ami ta pensa cu esey
    ta e mihor sistema. Algun hende ta
    bisa cu placa ta un d6smotivador,
    pero ami n6 ta kere cu e ta ....."


    * Na 1947, Anselmo Semeleer a
    inscribi na Lago Vocational School
    como un "apprentice".
    Recordando e dianan ey, ela
    indicA cu siguiendo cursonan na e
    skol ey tabata un di e eventonan
    mas significativo den tur su
    afianan di empleo cu Lago. "Ta e
    Lago Vocational School a haci cu
    mi a bira un carpint6 di priimera
    clase," ela bisa.
    Un di e experiencianan placentero
    cu ta resalti mas den su 37
    afianan cu Lago tabata su 16
    aianan como "master of driving
    piles". "Ami ta e unico persona te
    ainda na Lago cu a presencia con
    c stAcanan tabata word claba den
    e ibndo di laman ora cu Reelberth
    1 a word construi," Anselmo a
    comentA. "Den e trabao ey mi a
    traha hunto cu ge6logonan,
    ehecutando trabaonan di
    dragamento, averiguando
    movimiento di laman, y claba


    "I feel that my opinion is valued ...," said
    Randolph Peterson, Group Head of the
    Storehouse Materials Operation,
    Administrative Department.

    Compania, kiko Randolph su
    experiencianan ta te awor? "Un di
    e cosnan cu mi ta aprecia ta cu mi
    tabata tin e oportunidad pa asisti
    na bon programanan di
    entrenamiento akinin," ela bisa,
    "manera e "workshop" nan di
    Compensation, Transition y First
    Line Supervisor. Un otro tipo di
    entrenamiento cu ami ta consider
    di ta hopi important, y cu mi kier
    promove pa nos seccion, ta
    entrenamiento na trabao. Sifiando
    hendenan pakiko cierto cosnan
    mester wordo haci, ta crea den
    nan mas interest pa nan trabao,
    loke na su turno ta encurashA nan
    pa produci mas den calidad y
    cantidad."
    "Mas ainda, di propio experiencia,
    mi por bisa cu esnan den un
    position mas halto cubo ta aprecii
    ho punto di bista. Ami
    personalmente no a expericncia
    ainda cu mi hele ta puntrami algo
    y simplemente no ta haci caso di
    mi contest. Mi ta sinti cu mi
    opinion ta valioso y pa mi csey ta
    e manera cu bo hefei ta exprcsa cu
    e ta valora bo abilidadnan,


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    staca. E tabala Amn tiabalo d(io."
    Dln c a ianan 1970. sinembal go.
    Lago a Iilndc e "pile dhi i\". es(la
    c lmachin pa (laba sta.a, '
    Anisimo a tiansladA pa Prtocess -
    Fuels )ix vision. Dia promc- di
    Januai i di c ania aki. cla lii a un
    op ialdor pei manen i
    .\nselnio la u miemlbio acli\o di
    c Independent Oil Workers Union
    di .\ia iha a ocupa e piesto di
    miembro di di s'ti\, 1d. \ presi(Ideni di 1978 pa
    1982.

    a "Mi kier ampligi mi
    horizonte, sifia nis. instriii
    lionan loke ami a sifia. N
    sb)Itsequentemeinte ciea tiun lugar di
    tia)iao nmasi pIodu( tio." Bar)ara
    Lec,. ul S\ Sstnem Anal\ st den e
    Malthmatics C(omputeci and
    SIstens Di)ision di Administi alive
    lDcpal Iment. a bisa.
    Bmi lia. kendc aalata tin algun
    (e [pi) It'I( i antel io(r den
    lpli( a( ionnan di (i o puItadoi na
    Estadios l'nidos. a di cnta den
    's Ai u\ i di La,4o lna Octolrl) di
    1982. Na I in n ipio di s t -(a 'it a
    akinin. ela \\oi do en( aii a cu
    intmcnimicnto di c sistma di

    l) i c S\ stlems Anal st principal di
    c sisltea d comn)putadoi Hew lett
    Pit( kmi 3000
    -1 pI oje( to di He\\ lett Packai d
    tlab ta tm rcto giandi pa ii,'-"
    HBallm ai Lhsa. "pasobra e tabata
    eIIseti (ia mi Imesici a sina un
    apiii acion N sistema (i
    ('omputadoi totalmente nobo.
    AdemAl, e HP ta un "real-time
    on-line s~sem" Esaki kiiemen cu
    ( iCalquiel transaccion cu \\orldo
    1piocctsa lo tunma lugar
    in n (lia ta ent. G-erencia ta
    studiando e posibilidad pa Lago
    halia mas di "ion-line sNstem"
    nan iaki '"n di nii itonan pa
    tlitiio la pa ta (involvi tambc cu e
    imilemcentacion di c sistemnanan
    (\."
    i'n otto dela\e cu Barbara ta
    apiecia den siu trabao na Lago ta e
    hecho cu e tabata tin e
    oportunidad pa asisti na hopi
    (in so akinan v den exterior.
    "Esaki a vuda cont libui na e
    desalo\o di mi carera \ a crea
    elicien ianan den mi trabao," cla
    comentA. "Mi por bisa
    segii-amente cu Lago a stimulA mi
    creccmento prolesional."

    * C. Victor Hunt, actualmente
    un Contact Engineer den
    Operations Support Division, tin 5
    afia la tiaha na Lago despues di a
    giaduia (u un grado di "Mastcl"


    den ilngnieria qluimica den e
    l'ni\ersidad di T'\'ente na
    Hulanda. Na Lago cla tialia
    tambc den P'loct-ss )Dsign N
    Business Plannin & Coordination.
    Comno I gaduado recicn. kiko
    tabata Vic su ritonan mas grand?
    "E itto mas giandi pami ora mi a
    cuminzA na Lago." cla bisa,
    "labata pa desaroyi mi abilidad
    pa comunicacion interpersonal.
    contra mi abilidad
    tecnico intellectual. pasobra mi a
    cdscubri cu e uzo di e alilidadnan
    interpersonal organizacional ta
    necesaiio pa pot funcionA den
    cualquier oi ganizacion. En
    realidad. mi ta kere cu pa logra
    realization di e trabaonan den tun
    organization grand manera Lago.
    unda cu bo tin 16rzanan distinto
    actuando den dilfrente cliieccion.
    la e abilidad di mas \alioso cu tun
    professional por tin akinAin."
    Kiko ta e rtonan ariba tereno


    tecnico? \ic ta sinti cu e
    complcxidad di e refineria m6s ta
    un icio. "Ora cu bo traha den un
    reineria unda tur cos master
    \wordo hari den harmonica (pasobra
    t1i e unicadnan ta interconecta)."
    cla bisa, "bo tin di haRa mas
    conocimiento tecnico." E hecho cu
    Lago ta tin rclineria di 60 aiia
    bieun cu algun equipo bieuw. no
    ta descurasha \Vic. "Al contrario."
    ela bisa. "ta un reto pa haci un
    hon trabao pa asina bo por tent
    den operation pa un otro 60 afia
    mas. Y ademAs. pasobra cu Lago
    ta bieu\. tin un cantidad di hende
    sumamente experience akinan.
    Trahando cu nan ta valioso pa e
    desaroyo di un ingeniero nobo."
    Concluyendo. \ic a bisa cu cada
    dia di trabao ta un reto pe. Bo
    master continue cu perleccionA bo
    mes." ela bisa. "v si cosnan no ta
    bayendo much bon, ta un reto
    grand pa purba di mehora nan."


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    6.5 Billion Barrels of Oil
    Up to August 12, 1984, Lago Oil & Transport Company, Ltd. has
    processed:

    6.5 BILLION BARRELS OF PETROLEUM.
    How much, really, is 6.5 billion barrels of oil?
    Here are different ways of looking at it:
    * 6.5 BB of oil cover the entire island of Aruba, with stacks placed side by
    side ..... 11 barrels high .....
    * 6.5 BB of oil cover the island in its totality .... 1,800 times .....
    * 6.5 BB of oil cover the complete surface of the island ..... with an oil
    layer of 5-1/2 meters high .....
    * 6.5 BB of oil would satisfy the energy demand of the entire population
    of the United States ..... for one year ..... (according to 1981 U.S.
    consumption statistics).

    Impressive? You bet!
    Congratulations for your contribution to these
    b barrels. 0,& -. o ., i ... i I,,.................... l, BB


    6.5 Billion Baril di Azeta
    Te cu dia 12 di Augustus 1984, Lago Oil & Transport Company, Ltd. a
    procesA:

    6.5 BILLION BARIL DI PETROLEO.
    Cuanto 6.5 billion baril di azeta ta realmente?
    Aki tin diferente manera di mire:
    * 6.5 billion baril di azeta ta cubri center e isla di Aruba, cu barilnanponi
    den filanan banda di otro ..... cu un haltura di 11 baril ariba otro .....
    0 6.5 billion baril di azeta ta cubri e isla den su totalidad..... 1800 biaha.....
    * 6.5 billion baril di azeta ta cubri henter e superficie di e isla ..... cu un
    capa di azeta di 5-1/2 meter di haltura .....
    * 6.5 billion baril di azeta lo satifac6 e demand pa energia di henter e
    poblacion di Estados Unidos ..... pa un afa .....(segun e consume di E.U.
    na 1981).

    Impresionante? Sigur cu si!
    Pabien pa bo contribution na e barilnan aki.






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    Lord Boxoe

    dedicates song

    to Logo

    "GOD BLESS IAGO" is the title
    of the calh pso that Lago
    Annuitant. Yrad Illidge, better
    kno\\n as Lord Boxoc. I corded on
    a 45 rpm record on the occasion of
    Lago's 60th anniversary.
    "That calI pso is based on m\
    personal feelings toward Lago,"
    said Lord Boxoe. "Lago meant
    cver\thing to me. I started to work
    here as a kid. when I was onl\ 14
    \ears old, and I worked here
    practical\ all my life. Every thing
    I know I got lirom Lago." That
    song was also written as a tribute
    to e\ ery Lago employee \ ho has
    contributed to Lago's existence lor
    sixt\ years.



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    Lord Boxoe presented his record "GOD
    BLESS LAGO" to Lago's President.
    Antonio Cavallaro, on the occasion of
    Lago's 60th anniversary.
    Lord Boxoc. who went on pension
    on January\ 1 of this \ear after 38
    \eats of sen\ ice. last \ear became
    Road March King with the
    famous "GeGe." In the 20 \ears
    that he lhas participated in the
    carnival contest,. lie has won a
    total of 16 titles. cither as Road
    March King or Cal\ pso King.
    Some ol his best cai nival
    compositions such as "Ge-Ge" and
    "Meat\" \wclc recorded on the
    other side of te h ccold.Music
    accompaniment \\as po\ ided b\
    Triple "S" with thiee Lago
    employ ees as band members:
    Sonnm Hoo. Manager and
    saxophone pla\ er: Casin Giel.
    pianist: and Lan\ Hoo. trombone
    pla\ er.






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    reminisces

    about

    the past
    Still an energetic and active
    member of the community, Freddy
    Dirksz is the only Lago annuitant
    alive today who started working in
    1924. at the beginning of Lago's
    now 60-year history.
    "The other two boys, Manuel
    Geerman and Gabriel Werleman,
    who started together with me,"
    related Freddy, "had as their job
    to row boats for Messrs. Wollon
    and Gray who, as part of a survey,
    came to Aruba to measure the
    depth of the ocean by the San
    Nicolas harbor. At 14 years of age.
    I was what they called a
    'waterboy'. I would go around
    serving water for the oil
    representatives to drink." said
    Freddy.
    Eventhough that was 60 years ago.
    Freddy seems to remember may
    things: names of people, which
    ships anchored first at Lago and
    where everything was located. He
    also remembered exactly how
    much he earned. "I was the person
    with the lowest salary at that time.


    FREDDY




    DIRKSZ


    Freddy Dirksz ... the only annuitant alive,
    who has eyewitnessed the very beginning
    of Lago's 60-year history, recalls some
    pleasant memories of the times ...
    earning NAFls. 0.25 per da\. That
    came out to NAFIs. 1.50 per week.
    because \\e had a six-da\ work
    week." said Freddy with a smile.
    as he continued. "some others
    were paid NAFls. 1.00 per da\.
    Johan Eman would come on pa\
    day to pay us in florins." Was
    NAFIs. 1.50 per week enough?
    "Sure." he said.
    What about transportation in
    those days? "In the earl\
    beginnings, some people walked to
    work. Others used donkeys as their


    Our Company is known to have dedicated and
    V loyal employees. Not surprising! 407 of our present /
    v workforce have over 25 years of service at Logo
    and 119 of those have over 35 years of service. A
    V Some, even have 40 years or more ..
    V A special word of appreciation and recognition
    V goes, therefore, to those employees who have re- /
    V voiced with Lago's growth and development: Thank
    V You for your dedication, loyalty and commitment.
    V Thank You for your hard and excellent work.

    K/ 0
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    papiando

    di

    pasado
    Ainda un miembro ent gic o \
    activo di e comunidad. Frcd(li
    Dirk, ta c tinico pensionista ch
    I.ago na bila awec. cui a cumin/a
    traha n 192 a principle cli
    Lago st l 60 ana di hiitol ia.
    "E otio do's 11111(mcha hombclinan.
    Manuel G(etman \ GabiL rl
    \\Werlenan. kcIndelnal ai (i i in/a
    tablata iln ( omo 1nan tl ailn.
    rc1 a hoto pa scnoitcs \\nllin) \
    (Giia\. kendcnatn. (onto pal it l til n
    ,tutdio topogilic o. a bi i Ai 1ila
    pa midi c protindlidadl di c laniman
    banda di c hal di San Ni(ola
    Ami. na cdad di 14 aina. tabata1
    loke nan tabata \ama onl
    \ atc boN". M\i tabata atendi' c
    Iepre'Centantllella petl olcl.
    sirlbiendo nan at\a pa nan )c)be.
    Fi edcl\ a hisa.
    Aunke ta mas it (60 afna pasi.
    Fredd\ Ia pal se di ta (coi da hopi
    cos: N6mbler di hendenan). (,al
    )ar(onant a a nkra ])plo na I iLgo.
    unda tilt co, tabata sitlita. I- ta
    coida tambe exactamenlc (i ainto c
    labata gana. ".\mi 1ta)baa c
    pel onla ( I e ,ialain o nm 'S ablao t
    tempo c\. ganando NAF.-, 0 25 pa
    dia. Esaki tabata monta na NAFI-
    1.50 pa siman. pasotbia no' t)ablla
    traha seis dia pa ,iman." Frcdd\ a
    biisa cu tin sonrisa. mientlra's
    tabala 'igi conia. "algun otio
    tabata \oicldo paga NAFIs 1.00 pa
    dia. Johan Eman talalta bin at iba
    dia di pago pa paga no' na Ilo in..
    "NAFIs. 1.50 pa siman tabata
    basta? "Sigui cu ,,i." cla cont)t'si.
    Con tabata paii cu iratnspolracion
    den c teniponan i-\ e "Nat pIt incipio
    allgnn hende tal)ata cana l)ai
    lral)ao. Otionan labata ti/a b)ulico
    comlo nail medio dci Itlalspolrla(tcio .
    Nani lalbata maia nalln b)urliconanl
    na un Imali k\\ ihi paloi di c
    portion. o01a nanl \ e ila alib dialuna
    laillla. )I'epatla (t ',pecCcii. -


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    means ol tiansporiation. They tied
    thein donkeys at a "k%\ihi" tree
    outside the gate henll the\ arrived
    on MondaI mornings equipped
    L \with seasonings, cornmeal, pots
    and pans. for the\ didn't lea\c for
    A home again until at the end of the
    woik\\week. Between those da\s.
    [ the\ slept in hammocks or. late
    on. in the bai racks. In the
    evenings. (he\ \\ent fishing close to
    \ hcic the (OMCC building is
    4 no\\. hicd it (fesh lisl t eve\ da c\ ,
    and ate it loghel c \hilh the 111nchi
    that lthe\'d ah 'ad\ pirpaied ....
    l hatls ho\\ it \\as . I." miniisccd
    Fredd\
    In FI ldd\'s 40 \eais ol service,
    thelce \,iet al least tlihre \ c\
    pleasant c\cnts that still hold a
    place in his menmo \. "I cannot
    loi get lih big pait\ that Captain
    Rodglt had at the White House
    \\hen thce t\\w) lig ships. named
    C('[to A/nl and Cellto hllano.
    cntetcd the San Ni(ola- Bit\
    IThlie \\ as lot, of blood. ([ inks, and
    )peopl)I "I hie 4thi ol Jul
    Slebl lions \\('ci j Iso memora lle
    "'L \'er\onc \\as \\w welcome.
    Fl-it'\\oikk \\(ie lth o\\n on lithe
    )( il ( lo(se to the PH-1I atca and
    lots (of spo)os activities w\\ie
    oil gaiiii/(d. siich as. baseball games
    I all( ])(oilogi (mes on donike s ....."
    S iButl ll' iIos imlp)tesi \c
    hli nuiitn ." sid Fl-elddc "\\Ce
    ll(' dII ilHg o(n icIC sho\\s in the
    40. 'I hit\ w c\\i held behind the
    a I\o \\ceks. Ii \\as beautiful: the
    ( ost impessipc e happening I ever
    ( ex)ei cnc d I \\as their eve \
    night."f
    DiiiinL his 40 \eais at Lago,
    Flredd\ \\a as ci \ a( ti\ c
    - (empjloce. IFor a fe\w eais. he \\as
    SPresidlilt of the Lago EmploIcec
    ( Count il, an eml)lo\-cc
    e( cpi emtation organization At
    picsent. Ficdd\ Dnks/ still sings
    lot the lot all\ acclaimed "'ivons
    I en (Chantant" giioip and foi the
    SSta. ''eircita Chnuich Choii He
    s also \woiks fill time lor ihel S( hool
    cli Ar\te in San Ni olas.


    halii'\ funchi. panchi v w~c\a. ya
    ci ta te fin di siman numa nan
    labata bai cas atiobc. Den e
    dianan di siman nan tabata drumi
    den hamaca ol. mas despues, den e
    baracanan. Anochi nan tabata bai
    pisca cerca di unda e edilicio di
    OMCC ta awor, hasa e pisca
    (pisca fresco tur dia), y com6
    hunto cu e lunch cu va nan a
    prepare caba ..... Ta 'sina cos
    talala antes ......" Freddv a relate.
    cordando pasado.
    Den F:reddy siu 40 aria di servicio,
    tabata tin por lo menos tres event
    placentcro cu ainda ta ocupa lugar
    den s memorial. "Mi no por
    lubida e licsta grand cu Captain
    Rodger a organizA na Casa Blanca
    oia cui c dos barconan grand,
    \ama Cerro Azul y Cerro Ebano,
    a dicnta c bayo di San Nicolas.
    Tabata tin hopi cuminda. bebida,
    \ hcnde ....." E celebracionnan di
    4 di Juli tambe tabata memorable.
    "Tiu hcnde tabata bon-bini.
    Klapchi y vitiurpijl talata word
    tira aiiba laman cerca di c area di
    PH-1 \ hopi actividadnan
    deportivo tabata wordo organize;
    manera weganan di baseball y
    Nxcganan di polo ariba burico ....."
    "Pleo c suceso mas
    imprisionant,." Freddy a bisa,
    "tabata e shownan di 'baile ariba
    ijs' den aiianan 40. Nan tabata
    x\ordo teni tras di Rainbow Bakery
    tur anochi pa dos siman largo. E
    tabata bunita, e suceso mas
    impresionante cu hamas mi a yega
    di picscncia. Mi tabata eynan tur
    anochi."
    Durante su 40 afianan na Lago,
    Freddy tabata un empleado hopi
    active. Pa various afia e tabata
    president di Lago Employee
    Council, un organization
    Sepicescntante di empleadonan.
    Actualmcntc, Freddy Dirksz la
    canta ainda pa e localmente
    aclama gripo Vivons en Chantant
    \ pa e coro di misa Sta. Teresita.
    TamlIe e ta traha "fulltime" pa e
    School di \Art na San Nicolas.


    Lord Boxoe ta

    dedicd cantica

    na Logo

    "GOD BLESS LAGO" (Dios
    bendiciona Lago) ta e titulo di e
    calypso cu pensionista di Lago,
    Yrad Illidge, mihor conoci como
    Lord Boxoe, a graba ariba un
    disco di 45 rpm na occasion di
    Lago su 60 aniversario.
    "E calypso ta basa ariba mi
    sentimientonan personal pa cu
    Lago," Lord Boxoe a bisa. "Lago
    tabata signilica tur cos pami. Mi a
    cuminza traha akinan como
    much, tempo cu mi tabata tin
    solamente 14 aiia, y mi a traha
    i, wi ,c~.. ?~ ~ '
    i< allia '- c


    "I was nicknamed "Boxoe" by my parents
    when I was a baby, because I was fat and
    they happened to know a fat man with
    that name," explained Yrad Illidge.
    When he first participated in the calypso
    contest over 20 years ago, he called himself
    'Lord' Boxoe. It is under that name that he
    won 16 trophies over the years.

    akinan practicamente henter mi
    bida. Tur loke mi sa mi a sinia di
    Lago." E cancion a word scirbi
    tambe como un homenahe na cada
    empleado di Lago cu a contribui
    na Lago su existencia pa sesenta
    ana.
    Lord Boxoe, kende a bai cu
    pension dia 1 di Januari di e aina
    aki dcspues di 38 azia di servicio,
    ana pasa a bira Road March King
    cu e famoso "GeGe". Den c 20
    ainanan cu ela participA den c
    contestnan di carnival, ela gana
    tin total di 16 litulo, sea como
    Road Mai ch King of Calypso
    King. Alguin di su mihor
    composicionnan mancla "(Gee"
    \ "Meat\" a wordo grabi ariba c
    otio banda di e disco.
    Acompailamiento musical tabata
    den man di Triple "S" cu ties
    empleado di Lago como miembro
    di a banda: Sonny Hoo, ManageI
    , saxolonista; Casin Gicl, pianist;
    v La ry Hoo, trombonist.


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    THROUGH THE YEARS


    The beginnings
    On August 14. 1924, the steamer
    Brion arrived at Aruba with on
    board Captain Robert Rodgers,
    Captain William Clark, and J.
    Oswald Boyd, who were looking
    lor a harbor where the crude oil
    liom Lake Maracaibo could be
    transhipped ior the Britsh
    Equatorial Oil Company.


    the date the first barrel of crude
    went through the stills. In the list
    years of its existence, 22 million
    dollars were invested on extension
    projects. In the meantime, the
    Standard concern, which was
    interested in Aruba. had taken
    over the whole industry flom the
    Pan American Corporation on
    behalf of the Standard Oil
    Company of Indiana. In 1932. the
    industry passed into the possession
    of the Standard Oil Company of
    New Jersey. The Esso trademark
    was formed by the letters S and O
    of Standard Oil.

    Expansion
    Expansion continued, and in 1937.
    a start was made by cutting an
    entrance through the reef on the
    westside so that ships no longer
    needed to run around in the
    narrow harbor basin. The harbor's
    equipment was brought up to
    date. and a hospital was built fort
    the amount of USS200.000.00. The
    so called "Colony" came into
    being. In 1937. Lago Heights.
    consisting of 150 houses, became


    the first "outside" settlement built
    b\ Lago. This \ as soon followed
    b\ Essovillc, and in 1947.
    "Lagoville" aas built 1\ a special
    branch of Lago. the Home
    Building Foundation.

    The War Years
    Lago and Arhba played a most
    important role throughout the
    Second World \Wa. defining I out
    of ever\ 16 barrels of an craft fuel
    used b\ the allied forces. It w as no
    coincidence then that the Iirst
    torpedo fired in the Western
    Hemisphere during the wxar. stll k
    the island of .\ uba in Febi ai\
    1942. Sc\cral ships. anchored jul,
    outside the San Nicolas halboIml
    sunk and man\ lie,\ \\wtc lost as a
    icsult Dming the \\ar. Lago built
    its single largest unit, the catala tic
    cracking unit oi PCAR. \\hl h
    started operation in 1943 and n a,
    closed do\\n about thirlt\ \eail
    later.

    Postwar Activities
    When the telinei\ lretuilned to
    peacetime opeiatlons aftei the \\ai


    Captain Robert Rodger, a Scot by birth,
    came to Aruba in 1924 looking for a
    harbor suited for crude transshipment.
    Mr. Rodger was referred to as "Mr. Lago"
    for many years.

    Lago Petroleum Corporation
    bought up the British Equatorial
    Oil Company and out of this arose
    Lago Oil & Transport Compan,.
    Limited. For the time being, the
    sole purpose of the Company was
    the establishment of a
    transshipping station.
    In 1925, the British shares in Lago
    passed into the hands of the Pan
    American Petroleum Corporation:
    and in July 1927. a group of
    experts including Llo d G. Smith,
    arrived in Aruba to investigate
    whether the transshipping station
    could be converted into a reliner\
    to reline Venezuelan crude. Aruba
    was favoited above other places.


    The First Barrels
    january 29. 1929. is recorded as


    Views of Lago's main gate in the early beginnings ...


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    The tank above is recorded as "probably the first tank" built at Lago .....


    pc'lod. It s81 \ I tI e ll ndoll s acti\il\
    in mlaiLntenance a Id Ic'( oltrIt(lio
    plotgians. Thc halbol \\as,
    Ic(' nril l elI d. 1 Mlalln Shop
    housing tIhe < 1 pcn e ir. kldin .
    linsmith, h)i; kmilth. pipec
    inltt l cntI. and ei l (\ e tric.al
    opl(>) I latio lll(t('l ol(o ol)] \\ '
    (o llsln t tll.d. tIhe hospital \l a.
    \p),iuledl and a lauu)il\ and(
    Ium8dl \\c i built.
    l\\ 111 all lth postlll\ ( a ]\ ilti.s,
    1I. lea( h('i anS anll-tune [eak of
    l)\oi t 8.i0) t 'clpllo\('s oa hicl
    aboll t 800 \ C!c t\[,patl tlc' T'I e







    t( I ] [>'. \ I o(I'd(I 'Id < i d pi j Ii nl('t

    (oIo kpan 'lledd k deypace Amlit
    (oI'lnn]H[T, of apl)o\imnatel\ (600
    Clpoti]e\n( to i mana n l Mirlltcnallk
    and lepalr ol oe (i600 hIo ,S.'s.
    Ila( hcl]o (qlu itctle'. aH hospital.
    dlnin hlalls. (c lul i onuiiss al ies,
    ,ind th I.ato Spott Park.

    The Harbor
    -\ s i])\,i (1i. i 'ic( ss.u \ Il theIlc
    I t'l I ll a d l aintllcnal( e ol t lhe
    Iak '1 anikct Ilcetl. op])catd liomn
    192,8 i) the mnid-liltis. \\, n then h
    K'1 Imancilntl opjcning to Lakec
    Mal ac(alho \\as ac(complislied,
    obiatiml thc need lor lake
    lankrIs.
    +A and do( k changes kept pace with
    thc fiend to\aial (I larger tankeis.
    T'Io oll-sloie ceefiberths were built
    in (onnlec( tlion with transshipment


    ol ( riude oil to Exxon refineries in
    the 1'.S. Reeltberth 2, the deeper
    of the two reellcrths, has accomo-
    dated the largest vessel afloat.
    the 560,000 ton Seawise Giant.

    Modernization,
    Workforce Reduction
    Maioi changes took place in the
    retinen during the late lifties, with
    a move toward lewer relining units
    with greater capacity. A number
    of the stills built in 1928 were
    rebuilt and modernized and many
    Awere torn down. New technology
    became necessary as the
    requirements of the users of
    petroleum became more exacting.
    Many factors contributed to the
    reduction in the refinery's
    workforce during the fifties.
    Competition increased through the
    decade, principally through the
    construction of new refineries and
    expansion of existing ones in
    nearly all of Lago's marketing
    areas. As the Aruban community
    itself progressed to the point where
    it could provide services which
    lormerlx were nonexistent on the
    island, and as the need lor greater
    efficiency and elimination of
    nonessential activities became
    obvious. Lago switched irom a
    completely selflullicient entity to
    purchased or contracted services
    \when these became available. All


    . .+


    Before Lago, the Aruba Phosphate Company built railroads on property that is now
    leased by Lago, for the transport and shipment of phosphate.


    this brought about a constant
    reduction of the workforce through
    the years. From a peak of 8,300
    emplo\ecs in 1949. it went to
    5.134 in 1960, 2.305 in 1965, 1.618
    in 1977. and finally to less than
    one thousand in January of 1984.

    LVS/LSF
    The Lago Vocational School.
    which since 1935 had prepared
    close to a thousand young men for
    jobs with Lago by extending their
    education, ceased operations in
    1957. By that time, the
    government-operated Aruba
    Technical School was giving
    vocational training. In March,
    1957, the Lago Scholarship
    Foundation was established to aid
    Aruba students seeking higher
    education in Holland and the
    United States.


    Automobile no. 124-A is recorded as
    "probably the first one" to drive within
    Lago boundaries.

    Billions of Barrels
    Since the Lago refinery started
    operating on January 29, 1929, the
    total barrels of crude relined has
    surpassed 6,500,000,000 (six and-a-
    half billion). The first billionth
    barrel was attained on March 15.
    1945, the second billion on July 4,
    1952. the third billion wxas reached
    on lFeblruary 9. 1959. the fourth
    billion on January 19, 1965. On
    October 14, 1971, Lago relined the
    filth billion barrel of oil. The sixth
    billion mark was reached on
    February 15. 1979.

    Infbi nation compiled by: Carlos Z.
    cde Cuba

    Main Source: Johan Hartog's
    "History of Aruba"






    60th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE


    DEN TRANSCURSO DI lANA


    E cuminzamento.....
    Dia 14 di Augustus 1924, e bapor
    Brion a yega Aruba cu na bordo
    Capitan Robert Rodger, Capitan
    William Clark y J. Oswald Boyd.
    kendenan tabata busca un halt
    unda e azeta crudo di Lago di
    Maracaibo por a word
    transborda pa British Equatorial
    Oil Company.
    Lago Petroleum Corporation a
    cumpra British Equatorial Oil
    Company y for di esaki a lanta
    Lago Oil & Transport Company
    Ltd. Pa un temporada. e unico
    prop6sito di e compania tabata e
    establecimiento di un parada pa
    transbordacion.


    di Standard Oil Company of
    Indiana. Na 1932. e inddistria a
    pasa pa posesion di Standard Oil
    Company of Nc\ Jerse\. E marca
    commercial Esso a w\ordo lorma pa e
    letterman S \ O di Standard Oil.

    Expansion
    Expansion a continue. \ na 1937 a
    cuminza corta un entrada den e iif
    na e banda pabao (x\est) pa asina
    e barconan no tabata tin mestci di
    bira rond den e comchi small di e
    half E equipo di hal a \\ordo
    modernizA y tn hospital a x\ordo
    construi pa e suma di S200.000. E
    asina vami "colon\" a cuminza
    hafia ibrma. Na 1937. Lago


    Nlientias cu c guera tabata sigi.
    Lago a construi su iinidad singular
    mas granlch. e Catalic Cracking
    Unit of PCAR. cual a cumin/a
    opera na 1943 \ a \\ordo saca lot
    di ser\'icio mas o meno, ti inta aila
    desp)ues.

    Actividadnan despues di
    guera
    Ora cu c refinei a a bai bek pa
    opcracionnan di tempo di paz. ela
    mira tin acti\ idad tircmndo di
    p ogilamanan pa manienmieicnto \
    Icconstruccion. E Ihal a \xo'do
    recontrui. un Main Shop. ('1ta in
    ta\cr principal. undl a c >c( ( iiollnn
    di carpinter ia. "'\eldilng".
    "tinsm ith". licrit a. tubcl) ia \
    in'Mtlfnml lt cle( ti i( al" tal)ala l)ao
    di tin dak. a \\od1o (on0( ,iti i. c
    hospital a \\oldo (c\)panld. tin
    la\ anldria \ Iindicion a \\i Nmdo
    con''til i.
    C:ti li C acti\ iacldnaln depl)UiC (dh
    gutra. cmlplteo na Lago a ialcanll/
    tin ni\cl maiximo. (u no a N\o(I lo
    iguala te dia di a\ic. di ca'i 8.300
    emplcado. (ii (t al imai of nmtno,
    800 empleado tabata cxpati iado E
    0omlpallnia atalta tin ml'e i ui n


    January 29, 1929, is the date Lago began refining crude .....


    Na 1925. e acci6nnan Britanico
    den Lago a pasa pa man di Pan
    American Petroleum Corporation
    y na Juli 1927 un grupo di expcrto
    incluyendo Llo\d G. Smith a yega
    Aruba pa wak si e parada pa
    transbordacion por ser convert den
    un refineria pa refine crudo
    Venezolano. Aruba a seir lavorce
    ariba tur otto lugar.

    E prome barilnan
    January 29. 1929, a wvordo marca
    como e fecha arilba cual c piomP
    baril di crudo a pasa den c "still"
    nan. Den c piomc afianan di
    existencia di Lago. 22 million
    dollar a \voi (do in\ eli dten
    prioyrctonan di cxtrnsion. Mientras
    tanto, c cmprcsa Standaid, coal
    tabata intciesa den Arubla. a tunma
    over hent r e indcistria di Panl
    Amenit an (Corpoilation i a nomlnbl


    Heights, consistiendo di 150 ca, a
    bira e prome comnnidad "palor"
    construi pa Lago. Poco tempo
    dcspues Essoville a bin accrca \ na
    1947 Lagoville a \\ordo tiahl pa
    tn extension social di Lago. Home
    Building Foundation.

    E afianan di guera
    Lago y Amuba a lunga tn papel
    hopi important durante e seguindo
    guera mundial. retinando I di
    cada 16 baril di coml)ustille pa
    avion cu talbata x\oldo u/a pa e
    Ibizanan alialo. No labata
    coincidencia a( nto( (cIi plronle
    toipcdo (' a \\ordo lan/i den e
    hcmislerio occidental duiantc c
    guera. a ak'anzia e isla di Ambl)a na
    Fcbruari di 1924. Vamio, lbaico.
    an ia net p)ato di c hat di San
    Nicolas, a sink \ hopi bida at l)ai
    pcidi a conscte ncn'ia di c.,ki.


    During the W ar, Lago built its single
    largest unit: The Catcracker or PC. R. It
    was shutdown some thirty vears later ...


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    d(lpa) (amlcno consistildo di
    ,api o\inadalluntlc 600 illmpleado.
    pa pol at lo(ia malnti(] \N drc(lha
    Irnas il 600 (ca'. apa aninllll onan
    (l "'oltlIlO. till lot pilal,

    (ornisai ion1an (pa ha(ci (ol)lmpraI)
    c Iagco Spor I ark.

    E Haf
    I[n dok. n(c-cai io pa c rcparacion
    ;l anker fect". csta e llota di
    tanilCI('ro di LaIo, a oplerC di 1 928
    tc nia nitlai di C a)ianan ciintClnta.
    (Icspu)cs ( U ci itiada pCIirmancitc
    pa lago (di Maat aibMo a \\ o(do
    logia. climinando nccesidad pa
    lan(jiucionan di LaWo
    U ii itonll d( pio\ cctonan pa
    (li allnanIt'no \ cambionian na c dok
    tabl)ata lllallncll paso (t eC
    trndhln ia pa tanqu

    I oi'llui ll (, (o)i (/ ILt ('11 f)8
    ti inshl)oi do di azeta (ildo pa
    ic lincianlanI d EN\on nita E'tados
    I nidos Relbixith 2. cMlin mas
    hun(Io di (.I d os "'ic b t~('lb nan, a
    a( onlod)( C a)l(O tflotanic (di mas
    grand na mnundo ",Sa\\ is c (Giant"
    di 560.000 toln.
    Modernizacion,
    reduction di e forza
    obreril
    (:ambionan glandi a tuma Ilgar
    duiant c ultimo afianan di 1950,
    ci tin tI anlsforma(cion pa mncnos


    Employees to and from work .....
    and at the commissary .....


    Inidadnan di rcfinacion peco 1cu
    capacidad mas grand. Un
    cantidad di e "still" nan construi
    na 1928 a xwordo reconstlrui v
    modeinizi, y hopi di nan a word
    basha abao. Technologia nobo a
    bira neccsario segun c requisitonan
    di e tuadornan di petrolco tabata
    bira mas exigente. Hopi factor a
    contribui na e reduction di e ibrza
    obreril di e relineria durantc e
    ainanan cincuenta. Competencia a
    aumentA durante henter e d6cada,
    pi incipalmente a consequencia di e
    construccion di refinerianan nobo
    v expansion di esnan existente den
    casi tiu Lago sui Aieanan di venta.
    Segun e comunidad Arubano mes
    a progress te na c punto na unda
    cu e por a duna servicio cu antes
    no tabata exist ariba e isla y
    mientras cu e necesidad pa mas
    eliciencia y elimination di
    actividadnan no-esencial a bira
    cvidcnte, Lago e ora ey a cambia
    di tn entidad completamente
    auto-suliciente pa un cu tabata
    contiata servicionan ora cu
    esakinan a bira disponible. Tur
    esaki a trcce cun6e n reduction
    contante di e forza obreril
    durante e ainanan. Di un punto
    culminante di 8300 cmpleado na
    1949, cla baha t6 5134 na 1960,
    2305 na 1965, 1618 na 1971 \
    finAlmcnte pa menos cu mil na
    January di 1984.


    The Esso Service Station in San Nicolas, in earlier times, advertising Esso products.


    LVS/LSF
    E Lago Vocational School, cual
    desde 1935 a prepare cerca di mil
    jovennan pa trabaonan cu Lago
    door di extended nan education, a
    suspend sit opcracion na 1957. Pa
    e tempo ey, e school t6cnico di
    Aruba, funda pa gobierno. tabata
    duna entrenamiento pa olishinan.
    Na Maart 1957, e Lago
    Scholarship Foundation a word
    estableci pa yuda studiantenan
    Arubano cu kier sigi cu studio
    universitario na Hulanda v
    Estados Unidos.

    Billiones di baril
    Desde cu Lago su refineria a
    cuminzA su operation dia 29 di
    January 1929, e total di barilnan di


    The Lago Vocational School included
    classes in fundamental English as can be
    seen on the picture. Almost 1000 young
    men attended the school, many of whom
    are still with us today.
    crudo refine a surpass
    6.500.000.000 seiss billion y mei).
    E prome billion a word alcanzA
    dia 15 di Maart 1945, e di dos
    billion dia 4 di Juli 1952, e di ties
    billion a wordo logri dia 9 di
    February 1959 y e di cuatro billion
    dia 19 diJanuari 1965. Dia 14 di
    October 1971, Lago a refinA c li
    cinco billion baril di aezta. E
    cantidad di seis billion a wordo
    alcan/i dia 15 di Fcbruari 1979.
    Inlormacion compile pa Carlos Z. de
    Cuba
    Fuente principal: "History ol
    Aruba" di Johan Hartog














































































































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