Venezuela's Amuay refinery back to normal in April
Steps for compensation from insurance and reinsurance companies for the damages in the Venezuelan refinery continue
Referring to Amuay's flexi-coke unit, Luongo stated that commissioning is scheduled for next March 15, yet he stressed that "it is very complicated" and may take between 7-10 days to boost the unit's capacity to 64,000 bpd.
The CRP's general manager also stated that Pdvsa's refining system "is processing more than one million barrels per day. This allows us to satisfy fuel domestic market."
As for investments in maintenance, Asdrúbal Chávez pointed out that the refining circuit was given USD 1.2 billion in 2012. Some USD 604 million was intended to be used to perform regular maintenance "on a daily basis," and USD 653 million was to be used for more complex maintenance operations, such as repair of tanks and boilers.
With reference to the compensations for the damages in Amuay, Luongo explained that the duly process to receive compensation from insurance and reinsurance companies continues.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.