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
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."