Lessened operations in Pdvsa refinery in Curacao after fire

December 9, 2005 by admin
Filed under: Business and Economy, Oil Industry 

Output in Isla, a refinery based in Curacao, property of state oil holding Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), is still reduced after a fire that damaged a catalytic unit last Sunday, spokesman Elise Krijt told AFP.

“We are under the standard processing of 200,000 b/d, at 160,000 b/d. Next week, following commissioning of the cracking unit, we will be up again,” Krijt noted.

Last Sunday night, a fire started in a pipe of the catalytic unit, which was stopped for security reasons.

Krijt commented that a crew is investigating into the causes of the fire and ascertaining the damages caused. So far, there are no official estimates of the losses.

The official stressed that the refinery will be fully operational next week.


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