(Energy Analytics Institute, 5.Sep.2020) — Venezuela’s state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) says the Nabarima floating crude storage unit located off the country’s Gulf of Paria doesn’t “constitute in any way any threat to the ecosystem of the area.”
In this regard, PDVSA also said on 5 September 2020 in an official statement on its website that the Empresa Mixta Petrosucre SA, operator of the Corocoro Oeste Field, had informed it that the storage unit was in compliance with all operational and safety conditions.
Representatives of the National Institute of Aquatic Spaces (INEA by its Spanish acronym) have also certified the optimal conditions of Nabarima, the state oil giant said in the statement, adding the last inspection was carried out on 16 August, verifying that the protocols required for this type of operation at sea was being met.
Officials from PDVSA and Venezuela’s Energy Ministry didn’t immediately respond to emails requesting more details about the Nabarima.
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