Partial Reactivation of PDVSA’s Amuay Refinery

(Energy Analytics Institute, 11.Oct.2020) — Venezuela’s Amuay refinery is processing around 160,000 barrels per day (b/d) after reactivation of two plants, according to an oil union official with the Unitary Federation of Petroleum Workers of Venezuela (FUTPV by its Spanish acronym).

The volumes correspond to Plant 1 with 65,000 b/d and Plant 4 with 95,000 b/d, announced FUTPV Executive Director Eudis Girot in a post on Twitter.

Both plants were finally brought back online after being shut down for five years, the official said.

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Amuay, with a processing capacity of 645,000 b/d, can produce 40,000 b/d of vacuum gasoil or VGO, and supply the catalytic cracking fractionation plant (FCC) at the 310,000 b/d Cardon refinery and produce catalytic naphtha, which represents 60% of the base for gasoline, Girot said.

State oil giant Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) owns both refineries as well as four others in the OPEC producing country.

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