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The island of Mallorca is not a very large place by any means, considering its land extension or the size of its population. But that’s only one side of the medal, so to speak. When it comes to infrastructure, the island suddenly at peak times quadruples in the size of its needs. Take energy, for instance, or waste refuse. The 800,000 inhabitants suddenly swell to 2,000,000 or even 2,500,000 heads during the high season (July and August), all demanding energy, water, hospital beds, food and petrol for cars, flights and ferryboats.

The question of hydrocarbon and its derivative products (petroleum, kerosine, diesel, oil etc.) in Mallorca amounts to a problem of logistics of tremendous proportions. Most of us are not aware of the nitty-gritty of storage, transport and distribution of petroleum related products, but let me assure you that there is a massive amount of hydrocarbon products needed in Mallorca for residents and visitors alike.

The company of CLH S. A. is in charge of bringing oil and petrol based products to Mallora, storing it in its facilities and transporting and distributing these products to the island’s airports, the harbours and the petrol stations all over Mallorca. CLH is a company based in Madrid with affiliations all over Spain. In Mallorca, CLH is based in Son Banya, just outside of Palma and not far from Son Sant Joan airport. Refined petrol products arrive in Mallorca by ship and are pumped from the Dique del Oeste to Son Banya via pipelines. Additional conduits distribute kerosine and oil from Son Banya to the PMI airport.

The photo was taken near Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: April 28th, 2010. The time was 12:02:49.

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